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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.
One day Wombat digs the deepest hole he’s ever dug and crawls into the cool darkness to think. But when he climbs out again, he can’t see his mother anywhere. He is all alone.
As he wanders through the great outback looking for her, Wombat meets all kinds of wonderful creatures – Kookaburra, Wallaby, Possum, Emu, Boy and Koala. None of them think very much of him, though.
But when a fire sweeps through the bush, it is Wombat’s skills which save the day, and afterwards everyone races off to find his mum and bring her back to him.
This is such a lovely book, the story pictures and price so pleasing bought as a gift for a child but I want one for my own book shelf.....Published 3 months ago by p.s
A lovely tale about a young wombat who likes to think alot and dig alot. He manages to save all the other animals from a frightening bush fire. Very enjoyable.Published 20 months ago by Sarah Walker
this is a lovely book about native animals in Australia in an imaginative slant. All the children I have introduced it too love itPublished 24 months ago by Jane
Another book I felt I needed to add to my collection as it is a most interesting and well put together piece. Am very pleased.Published on 4 Feb 2012 by Mr. PE Scrivens