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Down to the secret waterhole the animals all come,
As seasons bring forth drought and flood, they gather there as one.
United in their common need, their numbers swell to ten,
But hidden deep amongst the trees lie ten times that again!
The Waterhole is an ingenious fusion of counting book, puzzle book, storybook and art book – an exhilarating journey of discovery, from the plains of Africa and the Jungles of the Amazon to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia.
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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140567533

    March 3, 2003

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $19.95

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Awards and Recognition

  • 2003
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2003
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2004
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2004
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2005
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted
  • 2005
    REAL Children's Choice Awards
    Shortlisted

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The Jewel Fish of Karnak
The Legend of the Golden Snail
Enigma
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Jungle Drums
The Sign of the Seahorse
My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch

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This Is a Circle
Further Adventures Of The Owl & The Puss
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