Once again, beloved author Graeme Base introduces readers to a new world. And again, he interweaves the story with hidden images and mathematical problems (and solutions!), creating a book that can be read over and over, and at different levels for different ages.
When Uno arrives in the forest one beautiful day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animals there to greet him--and one entirely unexceptional Snortlepig. Uno loves the forest so much, he decides to live there. But, in time, a little village grows up around his house. Then a town, then a city . . . and soon Uno realizes that the animals and plants have begun to disappear.
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"Base (The Water Hole) here accessibly dives into such ecological themes as extinction, overpopulation and the balance of nature." - PW.
"Base provides a visual feast that makes his point in a simple, direct but never overly earnest way." - Kirkus.
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