Shortlisted CBCA 2022 – When the Waterhole Dries Up

Shortlisted CBCA 2022 – When the Waterhole Dries Up

Set in the Australian outback, a dusty boy fills his long awaited-for bath only to find that the local animals are waiting as well. A rollicking tale about togetherness, bath time and fun!



Early Childhood Category
CBCA Book of The Year Awards 2022


Speech Pathology Australia Book Awards 2021


‘Highly Recommended. Great Read Aloud. Sure to become a firm favourite!’

Shelley Stephens

- Reading Time, CBCA. July 2021.

‘Sure to have kids chuckling along as the story builds to a splash-filled crescendo that speaks of friendship and fun.’

Ken Williams

- Reading With a Chance of Tacos, 2021.

‘Boisterous fun, chaotic bush animals and waterplay feature in this cumulative tale about a very dusty boy who needs a bath. Young readers will fully engage with this form of nursery rhyme which encourages participation.’

Excerpt – judges’ comments

- The CBCA 2022 Book Awards. March 2022.

Book Details

Illustrator Max Hamilton
Publisher Windy Hollow Books
ISBN 9781922081971
Page 32 pages
Reading Age 3+ years

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