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The Water Hole

Last updated Friday, August 19, 2005

Author: Graeme Base
Illustrator: Graeme Base
Date of Publication: 2001
ISBN: 0810945681
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Apr. 2003

Synopsis: Who can resist the allure of the hidden wilderness water hole? Certainly not one rhino. Not two tigers. Nor three toucans. Pretty soon the delicious pool is drawing moose, catfish, pandas, tortoises... and more than 100 other critters from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and beyond.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Help the children make flash cards (1-10) and decorate with pictures of the animals
•  Give each child an animal to portray (and sounds to make) and make a number necklace for them.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!