Honour Book in the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year 1987. Dromkeen Medal, 1998. Australian Children's Book Award Picture-Book Honor 1987. The cover of Animalia was featured as an Australian stamp, 1996. Known for the detailed illustrations. Other notable books by Gaeme Base include 'The Eleventh Hour', 'The Waterhole' and 'The Sign of the Seahorse'