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Graeme Base is an Australian author and illustrator. He writes picture books with large detailed illustrations that contain many clues and bonus details for the observant.

His books include Animalia, The Eleventh Hour, The Sign of the Seahorse, The Worst Band in the Universe, and Jungle Drums.

Animalia inspired a TV series of the same name.

Graeme Base's works provide examples of:

  • Battle of the Bands: The Worst Band in the Universe
  • Culture Police: The Worst Band in the Universe is set in a society with strictly-policed ideas about what's acceptable in music.
  • Jungle Drums: Jungle Drums
  • Red Herring: The Eleventh Hour, a mystery story, features many clues in the illustrations, some of which are red herrings. There's also at least one literal red herring.