Diary of a Wombat
A busy week of lazing!
The Wombat is both naughty and lazy, sleeping most of its days. However, one day during the week, it decides that eating grass is too boring. Seeking something more exciting, it ventures into human territory and snags some carrots. The Wombat finds the taste of the carrots irresistible and decides it wants them daily. As a result, it becomes bolder, moving closer to the humans and causing a menace to them.
We picked this book for its title. The book depicts the author’s creative interpretation of a Wombat’s diary, incorporating thrilling interactions with humans and the Wombat’s musings on them. Readers will follow the Wombat’s adventures throughout the book over a week. They will be entertained by the humorous situations that arise. The cute and simple illustrations make this book more amusing.
Children will find Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley, hilarious thanks to the witty and amusing antics of the Wombat.
Originally published: 2002
Author: Jackie French
Illustrations: Bruce Whatley
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.0), Characters (4.5), Writing Style (4.0), Illustrations (4.0), Cover (4.0) & Ease (4.0)
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