Take a rhythmic, read-aloud (and rather silly) burrow into the unseen world of the wombat! Set in a similar style to Mopoke, this is a book created to be read together. The deliberately sparse script and silly illustrations invite the reader to follow the fate of a blossoming marsupial love story.

Wombat was listed as a CBCA Notable Book for 2021, shortlisted for the Kids Own Australian Literature Awards 2022, and won the State Library of NSW Russell Prize for Humour Writing for Young People 2021. Wombat was also selected as Australia’s representative for illustration at The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2022.

Wombat is published in Australia by Scholastic Australia (November 2020), in the Czech Republic by Albatros, and in the USA by Charlesbridge.

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