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Tales from the Waterhole

By Bob Graham
Illustrated by Bob Graham

"A warm ode to the unplanned days of summer. Friends of George and Martha or Frog and Toad will read these stories over and over." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Morris the crocodile and his best friend, Billy, a tortoise, like nothing better than messing around at the waterhole with their animal friends. In five amusing stories, Morris and company do just what kids do during a hot summer — perform ill-timed stunts on the diving board, get beaten in soccer by a team of moms, and see their wildebeest friends off on vacation (aka their annual migration). By turns wry and laugh-out-loud funny, Bob Graham’s whimsical waterhole gang pays tribute to the merriment and mishaps of young friendships everywhere.

  • "This is a delicious book. Each story is just the right length for bedtime reading, every opeing a perfect blend of text, coloured illustrations and plentiful white space. Bob Graham really is a national treasure," Moira Robinson, Magpies Magazine.
  • A great step into independent reading from an Australian master.

About the author

Bob Graham, Australia's leading picture-book maker, has written and illustrated many children's picture books including "Oscar's Half Birthday", "Buffy" and "Let's Get a Pup". He won the 2000 Nestle Children's Book Gold Medal for "Max", the 2003 Kate Greenaway Medal for "Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child" and has received the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award four times.

ISBN: 9780763633158
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2008
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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