Sunday, April 03, 2011

Wombat Wanders: Diary of a Baby Wombat by Jackie French

MONDAY, EARLY MORNING: Slept. LATE MORNING: Slept. Woke up. On top of Mom. Bounce! Mom decided it was time to PLAY...OUTSIDE!

What is a toddler wombat to do? It's afternoon; he's full of energy, but Mom says take it outside, please. Luckily the little wombat finds a playmate, a dimpled human toddler who shares his water hose, his sandbox, his bottle, and agreeably sets out to help Little Wombat dig himself a bigger hole.

FRIDAY MORNING: Found a GIANT hole. (The toddler's front door) SATURDAY MORNING: Somebody stole our hole! (The front door is closed!) Mom says we'll dig the best hole EVER!

And they do, a hole that comes up right under the house and right inside his friend's bedroom-- a cozy place for tired tots to catch a nap!

In Jackie French's Diary of a BABY Wombat (Clarion, 2010), the latest of her Wombat books which began with French's delightful Diary of a Wombat and continued with its nonfiction companion volume How to Scratch a Wombat: Where to Find It . . . What to Feed It . . . Why It Sleeps All Day, illustrator Bruce Whatley again whips up just the right wombats for this decidely droll addition to the daily adventures of a diary-devoted marsupial from Down Under, sure to make youngsters laugh.

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  • Sounds like a very cute story. A little animal and a little child always make for a good combination! Great cover, too!

    By Blogger, at 8:46 AM  

  • The illustrations and side comments are quite appealing, especially the picture of the tot and the wombat sacked out in the kid's crib.

    By Blogger GTC, at 9:21 AM  

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