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Diary of a Wombat

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ISBN13: 9780618381364
ISBN10: 0618381368
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Publisher Comments:

Wombats are cuddly-looking, slow-moving Australian animals. Their favorite activities are eating, sleeping, and digging holes. Here, in the words of one unusually articulate wombat, is the tongue-in-cheek account of a busy week; eating, sleeping, digging holes...and training its new neighbors, a family of humans, to produce treats on demand. This entertaining book, with its brief, humorous text and hilarious illustrations, will endear the wombat to young children, who may recognize in the determined furry creature some qualities that they share.

Review:

"An affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait...very accessible and funny." New York Review of Books

Review:

"The sweet yet deadpan humor...will tickle youngsters...amusing...look at clever (and awfully cute) garden infiltrators." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review

Review:

"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

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"[H]ilarious yet realistic...a sumblime balance of the adorable charm of the creature, along with its drawbacks as an acquaintance." School Library Journal

Review:

"[T]ongue-in-cheek picture book...the often cuddly looking wombat may leave some readers envious of its languid lifestyle." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

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 Childrens 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!

Synopsis:

Young readers are introduced to the cuddly yet slow-moving Australian wombat in this tongue-in-cheek account of one unusually articulate wombat and his busy week. Full color.

About the Author

Jackie French lives in Australia with her family and several wombats, possums, echidnas, and wallabies. She has written more than 80 books for both adults and children.

Bruce Whatley has been writing and illustrating children?s books for over ten years. His Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase (HarperCollins) was among the Koala Awards Top 50. He grew up in England and now lives with his family in Australia.

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louholcroft, August 25, 2006 (view all comments by louholcroft)
This is a beautifully illustrated, very funny story that will have both small children and adults in absolute stitches.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618381364
Illustrator:
Whatley, Bruce
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Whatley, Bruce
Author:
French, Jackie
Author:
Whatley, Bruce
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Family - Daily Life
Subject:
Wombats
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Daily Activities
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series Volume:
no. 810
Publication Date:
20090323
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.61x11.79x.36 in. .90 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 32 pages Clarion Books - English 9780618381364 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait...very accessible and funny."
"Review" by , "The sweet yet deadpan humor...will tickle youngsters...amusing...look at clever (and awfully cute) garden infiltrators."
"Review" by , "Whatley's acrylic vignettes...provide the perfect counterpoint to French's deadpan narration...readers...will laugh out loud at the wombat's antics."
"Review" by , "[H]ilarious yet realistic...a sumblime balance of the adorable charm of the creature, along with its drawbacks as an acquaintance." School Library Journal
"Review" by , "[T]ongue-in-cheek picture book...the often cuddly looking wombat may leave some readers envious of its languid lifestyle."
"Synopsis" by ,
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 Childrens 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!

"Synopsis" by , Young readers are introduced to the cuddly yet slow-moving Australian wombat in this tongue-in-cheek account of one unusually articulate wombat and his busy week. Full color.
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