Synopses & Reviews
The Wombats are off to the zoo in another zany adventure featuring the 12 comical kids and their two teachers, with lively and detailed watercolor illustrations guaranteed to occupy small children's attentions for hours The Wombats and their teachers, Ms. Annabel and Mrs. Nott, are off to the zoo. Audrey bonds with bilbies, Alecia is on a safari, Hughie wants to race a camel, and Freddie explores underwater with his magic eye. Horrie is shocked by snakes, and Ima plays harmonica with a crocodile. Ava whistles to the wild dogs, Naucia wants to take a meerkat home, and Nurse Sardi helps in the animal hospital. Dante shoots hoops with the seals. Oliver admires the cheetah, and Albert calculates just how much hippo they can eat. By the end of the day, the Wombats don't want to leave. Can you help Mrs. Nott find out where they all went?
"The real star here is the dizzying artwork, sort of a watercolor take on Where's Waldo? that invites any reader to scrutinize the jam-packed scenes for the details mentioned by the children. There's so much going on that everyone will find something different." —Booklist on In the City
"Rollicking . . . sharp-eyed children will be left thoroughly primed for road trips of their own." —Kirkus Reviews on In the Bush
"Harveys mirth and ingenuity are apparent throughout. . . delightfully daffy." —Kirkus Review
In this sixth picture book in Roland Harvey's hilarious and delightful vacation adventure series, Uncle Kev has a farm!
Kev invites the family for a vacation, then sets them to work on his farm, where the pigs do the polishing and the cows are the happiest in all the hills. There's lots to be done before the big Harvest Festival—and Kev is distracted, because he's fallen in love! With a moo moo here and an oink oink there, here a honk, there a quack, everywhere a neigh neigh, Uncle Kevin had a farm!
The fifth fantastic Roland Harvey vacation book, this time focusing on the extraordinary landscapes, towns, and people of Australia's west
Uncle Kev is lost. Can readers help find him? While readers hunt for Uncle Kev, he's looking for the rare Bearded Night Parrot! Each page contains a cunningly concealed picture of the bird, pursued by wacky Uncle Kev, often using inventive contraptions. Readers can follow Uncle Kev's hilarious antics as the family visits landmarks of Western Australia. Detailed and humorous pictures feature beaches, trains, boats, and mining towns, and showcase the astonishing beauty of WA.
Includes all six vacation books in one: At the Beach, In the Bush, In the City, To the Top End, All the Way to W.A., and On the Farm We did a squillion and 70 things on our SIX holidays all across Australia: sailing and surfing, caving and kayaking, camping under big skies, explorations underground, museums and markets, amazing adventures on our way to the very tip of the Top End and way out west, and finally a heap of fun helping Uncle Kev on his farm. So join us! Come along to everywhere we ever went, and see everything we ever saw, and enjoy all the madness and mayhem of our fabulous family holidays.
About the Author
Roland Harvey is the author of At the Beach, Everything We Ever Saw, In the City, On the Farm, and other books for children.