Graeme Base Jungle Drums

ISBN 13: 9780143500964

Jungle Drums

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9780143500964: Jungle Drums

Best-seller Graeme Base is back with an all-new story filled with hidden pictures on every page!

Little Ngiri is the Smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wildebeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way. In the end, the gentle message that inner beauty and change is more important than outer beauty rings true. In true Graeme Base style, there is an added surprise at the end of the book. Everything seems to be normal in the jungle, but look closely and you will see that none of the animals or the other creatures watching from the trees are quite the way they were when the book began. Look even closer, and you will also find Old Nyumbu the Wildebeest hidden somewhere on every spread. Jungle Drums is a book to be read over and over again. AUTHOR BIO: Graeme Base, while working on Jungle Drums, journeyed with his family to Tanzania, Africa, where they camped in the Serengeti among giraffes, elephants, zebras, and of course warthogs. The trip helped Graeme bring the characters and landscape of the book to life. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children.

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"Every year the Other Animals hold a Grand Parade with prizes for the most beautiful. The Warthogs don't even bother entering — mud wrestling isn't on the program."

From the creator of the beloved illustrated classic, The Waterhole, comes a story about finding inner beauty, and learning that our wishes are not always fulfilled in ways we expect.

Ngiri Mdogo is the smallest warthog in a big family of African warthogs. They're not very pretty, but they can put on a great mud-wrestling contest! Unfortunately the beautiful animals across the river don't appreciate mud wrestling — they have a grand parade that shows off how stunning they look, and they tease the warthogs for being so ugly.

Ngiri wishes he wasn't so small because he is tired of being teased, and he wishes that Warthogs weren't so ugly and the other animals weren't so pretty. When Ngiri is given a set of magic drums he is sure his wishes are about to come true, but the way his problem is eventually solved is not as he expects — and everyone learns a lesson along the way.

Graeme Base's imagination, enthusiasm, energy, and sense of humour will astound you yet again in this gloriously illustrated book. A wonderfully child-friendly picture book with fable-style storytelling perfect for reading aloud or as a first reader.

In true Graeme Base style there is an added surprise at the end: a fun look-and-find element in the illustrations. The stunning African scenery, the African magic and fantasy element, and the warm and endearing characters will draw the reader in, and the story culminates in a wild, funny, and visually impressive grand finale over several spreads that proves that Graeme Base just keeps getting better and better with every book.

About the Author:

Graeme Base, while working on Jungle Drums, journeyed with his family to Tanzania, Africa, where they camped in the Serengeti among giraffes, elephants, zebras, and of course warthogs. The trip helped Graeme bring the characters and landscape of the book to life. Graeme lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children.

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Book Description Penguin Aus., 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Little Ngiri is the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a BIG surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way. Jungle Drums is a gloriously illustrated storybook, with a fun puzzle element, set in the African jungle. Graeme Base, the creator of the international bestsellers Animalia and The Waterhole, brings us a magical and joyous fable that children will enjoy reading again and again. [Url removed] Jungle Drums ? Iphone Application Penguin Books Australia and InyerPocket Software present Jungle Drums by Graeme Base. This magical picture book, which champions the underhog, is now available as a Talkie Book application on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Jungle Drums tells the story of little Ngiri, the smallest Warthog in Africa. Tired of being teased by his bigger brothers and sisters, he wishes things could be different. When Old Nyumbu the Wilderbeest gives Ngiri a set of magic drums, he is sure his wish is about to come true. But all the animals of the jungle are in for a big surprise as Ngiri's wish is granted in a most unexpected way.Graeme's imagination and energy will capture you as he personally narrates this beautifully presented Talkie Book. Even when everything seems to be back to normal in the jungle, if you look closely and zoom in and scroll around, you will see that none of the animals or the other creatures watching from the trees are quite the way they should be. If you look even closer, you might also find Old Nyumbu, the Wildebeest, hidden somewhere on each page. The Jungle Drums app features zoom and scroll, autoplay narration, soundscape audio, retracting menus, words to read along with and more. Graeme Base is one of the worlds leading children's picture book creators and illustrators. His international bestsellers include Animalia and The Waterhole. The Jungle Drums Talkie Book App is available for download at the Iphone App Store. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-40009161

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