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.
From the Back Cover
"I think I'll dig a hole today." Wombat loves digging holes and thinking, but when he emerges one day from the cool dark of his deepest hole, his mother has disappeared. He is all alone. As Wombat searches the outback for her, the wonderful creatures he encounters scoff at his skills. It is only when danger threatens the bush that wombat's thinking proves the most brilliant skill of all…
Michael Morpurgo's funny and touching story is complemented by the extraordinary illustrations of Christian Birmingham.
'An exceptional book. The text is wonderful to read aloud.'
NAOMI LEWIS, 'The Daily Telegraph'