When U arrives in the forest one beautiful day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animals there to greet him. And one entirely unexceptional Srtlepig. U 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...and soon U realises that the animals and plants have begun to disappear...From the creator of the international bestsellers Animalia, The Waterhole and Jungle Drums, here is an illuminating blend of storybook, puzzle book and numbers book - a moving and timely tale about how we all unkwingly affect the environment around us, just by being there, and how we can always learn from our mistakes and find ways of doing things better. Join Graeme Base in this beautifully illustrated, funny and moving story about environment, ecology, and humans' ability to affect the world around them - for better and for worse - and learn basic maths concepts along the way, as U learns that it's all a question of balance.
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. 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.