Synopses & Reviews
What's the best way to scratch a wombat? Well, if it's a wombat that's familiar with humans, says author Jackie French, you rub the bony ridge along its back or behind its ears. And the harder you scratch, the better the wombat likes it. For more than thirty years, Jackie French has lived in the Australian bush, coexisting with wild wombats. In this cross between memoir and natural history, Jackie shares her often hilarious adventures with her wombats neighbors and describes their physiology, history, and habits. Bruce Whatley adds pencil drawings in both comic and realistic styles. It's a book that's perfect for the budding naturalist. It's an easy read. It's full of funny stories. It's science with a heart.
What's the best way to scratch a wombat? In this cross between memoir and natural history, French shares her often hilarious adventures with her wombat neighbors in Australia and describes their physiology, history, and habits. Illustrations.
About the Author
Bruce Whatley has been writing and illustrating childrens 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.