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Diary of a Wombat

By Jackie French, Bruce Whatley (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 March 2009
The life of a wombat as told by a wombat Critics hailed DIARY OF A WOMBAT as "hilarious...adorable!" "Laugh out loud!" And the Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books gave it a starred review. This magnificently droll autobiography gives new meaning to the word persistent. Young readers everywhere will be begging for one to move in under their house after they meet our girl!


"hilarious yet realistic...a sumblime balance of the adorable charm of the creature, along with its drawbacks as an acquaintance." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal "Whatley's acrylic vignettes...provide the perfect counterpoint to French's deadpan narration...readers...will laugh out loud at the wombat's antics." KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews "tongue-in-cheek picture book...the often cuddly looking wombat may leave some readers envious of its languid lifestyle." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Publishers Weekly "The sweet yet deadpan humor...will tickle youngsters...amusing...look at clever (and awfully cute) garden infiltrators." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS, Starred Review The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred "An affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait....very accessible and funny...." THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW The New York Times Book Review

EAN: 9780547076690
ISBN: 054707669X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Dimensions: 20.37 x 28.7 x 0.28 centimetres (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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Dianne Garner on
This is a wonderful written by someone who loves and is exasperated by wombats. The illustrations are clear and very expressive. A child can identify with the baby wombat's desire to survey and conquer his world. It also illustrates that there is more than one to view any situation.
Ann Turner on
Loved this book which also went to my grandson Harper as a Christmas present. It teaches the child to remember days, meal times and the difference between day and night whilst having a story to tell as well. A great read.
wahab khan on
this is one of my favourite book,it is very comprehensive for babies and childrens and i hope u will also like this book.I used this book for teaching my little brother and he is of 2 years.What a wonderful, gruff, cheeky and persistent little fellow is the wombat.
What a wonderful, gruff, cheeky and persistent little fellow is the wombat at the heart of Jackie French's picture book, Dairy of a Wombat. Simply stated, for the most part, but the gorgeous illustrations by Bruce Whately help to tell so much more. What antics will that, at times, naughtly little wombat try next to get attention.

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