Also available as a board book with the title The Water Hole ; a Counting Book. Please do not combine.
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As ever growing numbers of animals visit a watering hole, introducing the numbers from one to ten, the water dwindles.
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This book tells the story of many different breed of animals in the wild all drinking out of one drinking hole. As the different kind of animals come up to drink the water they notice that the hole is getting smaller and smaller. Soon enough there is no water left at the drinking hole and all the animals leave that area. Not too long after all the animals have left the area, a big storm comes in and it rains and rains and rains. Soon after all the rain has come in the water hole is full again and all the animals soon return to gather around the water hole to drink there water. The book has cutouts so that the water hole gets smaller and smaller as time passes. Be sure to look carefully at the page after they've all gone.
"The Water Hole was inspired by a four-week sight-seeing safari through Kenya and Tanzania. I had in mind a simple story about the cycles of seasons on the African plains, but the idea gradually expanded to embrace other countrie and their wildlife, in the process giving the central image of the water hole a certain metaphorical significance -- and, of course, providing me with the perfect excuse to draw lots of animals from other parts of the world as well!
The illustrations were made with watercolors, pencil, and gouache on hot-press illustration board.