Title: The Water Hole
Author: Graeme Base
Why I Love This Book: The best part about this book is that it contains elements of both math and science, and could be used to reinforce a variety of topics. The book explores animals from all over the world as they each take a turn drinking (or swimming) in a water hole. It takes a typical counting book to a whole new level, because as the number of animals on each page increases, the water hole gets smaller and smaller. Besides the variety of animal life, it is also a simple way to look at elements of the water cycle or water conservation. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful, and really bring the various animals to life. This book would be especially beneficial for children in preschool and Kindergarten.