Description - Jungle Drums by Graeme Base
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. Visit graemebase.com 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
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Format: Paperback / softback
(288mm x 271mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Author Biography - Graeme Base
Graeme Base is one of the world's leading creators of picture books. His alphabet book Animalia, received international acclaim when it was first published in 1986, and has achieved classic status with worldwide sales approaching three million copies. It has now inspired an animated TV series.
Other favourites by Graeme Base include The Eleventh Hour, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Discovery of Dragons, The Worst Band in the Universe,The Waterhole (and The Waterhole Board Book), Jungle Drums and Uno's Garden. In 2007 this last title featured in six major awards and was winner of three- Speech Pathology Book of the Year, younger readers; The Green Earth Book, USA; The Wilderness Society Environment Award.
In 2003, his first novel for young readers, TruckDogs, was released. It was short-listed for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards the following year. In 2009 Graeme produced the the fascinating, beautiful and challenging book Enigma; can you crack the code? Graeme's most recent book is The Last King of Angkor Wat.
Graeme lives in Melbourne with his artist wife, Robyn, and their three children - James, Kate and Will.