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Uno's Garden

Uno's Garden

When Uno arrives in the forest one beautiful day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animals there to greet him, and one entirely unexceptional Snortlepig. He loves the forest so much, he decides to live there. But, in time, a little village grows up around his house, t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780670041916
Published 25 September 2006 by Penguin
Format Hardback, New title
Author(s) By Base, Graeme

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ISBN-13 9780670041916
ISBN-10 0670041912
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking Australia
Publication Date 25 September 2006
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Base, Graeme
Category Fiction (Child/Teen)
Award Winning
Sophisticated Picture Books
Award Winning Children's Titles
Interest Age 1-6 years
Reading Age 1-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 46
Dimensions Height: 300mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Dewey Code A823.00
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

When Uno arrives in the forest one beautiful day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animals there to great him. And one entirely unexceptional Snortlepig. He loves the forest so much, he decides to live there. But, in time, a little village grows up around his house, then a town, then a city. Now the plants are disappearing!

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Winner of YABBA Award for Picture Storybooks 2008.
US Review Base plays with words, images and even numbers in this lavishly illustrated introduction to the importance of natural balance. Delighted by the sight of ten Moopaloops, 100 plants and even a single, ordinary Snortlepig, Uno builds a cabin within a lush forest. Soon he's joined by other settlers, who increase even as the flora and fauna decrease on every spread-culminating in a sterile city surrounded by polluted waters. After the inhabitants all depart in disgust, Uno's descendants build more carefully, and as time goes on the Pricklebacks, Flipperflaps, Moopaloops and other fanciful creatures come back . . . except for the Snortlepig, who remains absent even when a climactic, teeming double gatefold scene reveals a harmoniously balanced community of small dwellings carefully dispersed amidst equal numbers of plants and animals. Depicting humans with comically sheep-like features and populating his world with a host of extravagantly odd animals, Base provides a visual feast that makes his point in a simple, direct but never overly earnest way. (Picture book. 7-10) (Kirkus Reviews)

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