Michael Morpurgo divides his time between writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a farm for a week. Christian Birmingham graduated from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1991, and is one of the most talented artists of his generation.
Warm, soft pastel drawings by Christian Birmingham distinguish every page of Wombat Goes Walkabout... .Our young wombat digs such a deep hole that he lose his mother. Wandering through the bush, depicted in earthy tones with blues and mauves drifted in, the wombat asks other animals what they can do. The illustrations are zoologically correct but the wombat still has the goofy, amiable charm of a cartoon character.Observer