Uno's Garden

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Uno's Garden
Author Graeme Base
Cover artist Graeme Base
Country Australia
Language English
Genre picture book, children's book
Publisher Penguin Books
Publication date
2006
Media type Print (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-670-04191-6
OCLC 224572751

Uno's Garden is a picture book written and illustrated by Australian children's author Graeme Base. The story features themes of environmental degradation, conservation of nature and habitat, and extinction. It also features arithmetic, and at the back of the book there are instructions for several number games relating to the book. It also contains a game in the book where you have to find an amount of plants, animals, buildings and sometimes one snortelpig. All of the animals and plants featured in the book were invented by the author. Some of the animals included are the snortlepig, moopaloop, lumpybum, and frinklepod. The human voice of the story is that of the aptly named Uno, the first man to move into the forest. The story continues as other people follow Uno in moving into the forest, and as the number of people and buildings increase, the number of plants and animals decrease. The book has been chosen as the theme of the 2007 Myer Christmas Windows in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia.

Awards[edit]

  • 2008 COOL Awards - Picture Book Category - Shortlisted
  • 2008 KROC Awards - Picture Book Category - Shortlisted
  • 2008 Kids Own Australian Literature Award (KOALA) - Picture Book Category - Shortlisted
  • 2008 Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) - Picture Book Category - Winner
  • 2007 Green Earth Book Award - Winner
  • 2007 Speech Pathology Australia - Lower Primary Category - Winner
  • 2007 Wilderness Society Environment Award - Picture Book Category - Winner
  • 2007 Australian Book Industry Awards - Young Children - Shortlisted
  • 2007 Kids Own Australian Literature Award (KOALA) - Picture Book Category - Shortlisted

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