Adventures of Little Wombat

byVicki Churchill, Angela McallisterIllustratorCharles Fuge

September 2, 2008|
Adventures of Little Wombat by Vicki Churchill
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In 2001, award-winning author and illustrator Charles Fuge introduced Little Wombat to the world: The wildly popular Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball sold more than 140,000 copies. Since then, the adorable and very childlike animal has starred in three more books and continued to charm both critics and kids. Now every one of Wombat’s adventures are finally together in one volume, so you can enjoy them all. It’s sure to be a big success!


Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball
Little wombat spends a day doing his favorite things: walking around and around, and doing a pigeon step till he falls down. Or sticking out his pink tongue—and making funny faces! But when the day ends and the sun starts to fall…he goes back home to mama and curls into a ball. Good night!

“With a repertoire of comic expressions worthy of Nathan Lane...[t]his book is silly to the core, but it is also a pointed paean to the power of unscheduled play.”
 —Publishers Weekly

“This book celebrates the world of a preschooler with verve and excitement...Wombat is buoyant and darling, charming and fun.”  —School Library Journal

Found You, Little Wombat!

When the endearing little wombat gets lost during a game of hide-and-seek, he suddenly realizes he’s very, very alone. But you can always depend on friends—and Mom—coming to the rescue. Cuddly animals and a comforting story add up to a winning combination.

Swim, Little Wombat, Swim!

Little Wombat fans will rejoice at the adorable creature’s watery exploits, and at the introduction of an appealing new friend for his hero: a Platypus with a funny, fuzzy face who waddles as he walks and swims like a fish.

“The…illustrations are warm and reflective…They also depict the humor of the struggle as Wombat learns to swim. This story offers a good lesson about friendship [and] is…reassuring.”  —School Library Journal

Where to, Little Wombat?

The grass is always greener on the other side: maybe that’s why Little Wombat thinks his burrow’s boring. So when Mama suggests he search for a better house, that’s just what he does. But it’s not long before Wombat learns that there is no place like home.
“The exuberant illustrations infuse the books’ many expressive characters with vim and verve.”—School Library Journal
Author and illustrator Angela McAllister lives in a sixteenth-century cottage on the edge of Dorset Downs in England with her husband and two children. She has written over thirty books for children and has illustrated books of poetry, adult non-fiction, and some of her children's books.
Title:Adventures of Little Wombat
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:96 pages, 10 X 10 X 0.56 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 10 X 10 X 0.56 in
Published:September 2, 2008
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781402763229

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