Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

Picture Books | June 30, 2001

byVicki Churchill, Charles Fuge

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Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
So no one can see me
because I'm so small.
Little wombat spends a day doing favorite things--what could they be? Are they your favorites, too? Let's look and see! He especially enjoys walking around and around, and doing a pigeon step till he falls down. Or sticking out his pink tongue--and pulling funny faces (now that can be fun)! And maybe he'll jump just as high as he can, and see how much noise he will make when he lands. But when the day ends and the sun starts to fall...he goes back home to mama and curls into a ball. Good night! Soft-toned illustrations portray an endearing little wombat and the warm and friendly world around him--and every page is filled with charming details that stand up to repeat viewings: cute mice, rabbits and turtles peering from behind tall grass, marching pigeons, and a menagerie of other adorable animals. The images, along with the lyrically rhyming text, combine to make a sweet-spirited bedtime story to ease young ones to sleep.

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$17.95

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Sometimes I like to curl up in a ballSo no one can see mebecause I'm so small.Little wombat spends a day doing favorite things--what could they be? Are they your favorites, too? Let's look and see! He especially enjoys walking around and around, and doing a pigeon step till he falls down. Or sticking out his pink tongue--and pulling fu...

Format:Picture BooksDimensions:24 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.39 inPublished:June 30, 2001Publisher:SterlingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0806979437

ISBN - 13:9780806979434

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Customer Reviews of Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful illustrations Cute story about a baby wombat's favourite things to do during the day and into the evening. Beautiful illustrations and cute story lines make this a fun book for little ones (and parents too)!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky and funny We love this book. Easy to read for the parents and my boys love the illustrations. Nightly favorite!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Charming This is a charming book - cute story, great art. My kids have worn out 2 of these with their enthusiasm. My little boy even says that he runs "ever so fast" which he stole right from the pages of this book. One of our absolute favourites.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favorite I love this book and so does my 14 month old. Very sweet story and colourful illustrations make it one of our favourites!
Date published: 2015-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cute book Loved the rhymes and the illustrations were excellent. I enjoy reading this book to my daughter.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bedtime book This is my daughter's favourite book. It's a great book to read before bed as part of a night time routine :)
Date published: 2010-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sweet book - beautiful pictures! My daughter loves the lilting rhythms of this book, and the pictures are absolutely wonderful. This one was definitely added to the list of favorite bedtime stories very quickly!
Date published: 2010-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very sweet book - beautiful pictures! My daughter loves the lilting rhythms of this book, and the pictures are absolutely wonderful. This one was definitely added to the list of favorite bedtime stories very quickly!
Date published: 2010-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Illustrations! I absolutely loved the illustrations in this book, very detailed and adorable. The story itself was great, but the rhyming was a bit forced. All in all I will buy many more books by Charles Fuge (illustrator).
Date published: 2008-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We 3 love it We took turns reading this book to my belly while pregnant and now that baby's 3 months old we still enjoy it very much. The illustrations are priceless, the rhymes are great & it's nice and little. (All are important if you're going to read to belly! It must be a story you enjoy reading & even look forward to) Now we add actions and make faces while reading it to baby. I'm sure it will be a favourite choice for bedtime story time as she gets older.
Date published: 2006-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down my favourite board book of Nephew Past This was my nephew's favourite board book when he was a kid. The child can act out the antics of the loveable wombat, and the drawings are just so adorably cute that adults can't help but smile. This little guy is worthy of a repeat - and I hope my Niece agrees!
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband, my son and I all love this book This is one of all time favourite books, the words rhyme and each page a little lesson about how we are all not perfect, the illustrations are also amazing. Very sweet book that I have been reading since my son was born and now that he's 18 months he picks himself as one of his favoutires.
Date published: 2006-06-11