Diary of a Christmas Wombat by Jackie French


Diary of a Christmas Wombat by Jackie French

A hilarious view of Christmas as seen through the eyes of Mothball the wombat. Christmas comes but once a year and it's just as well for Santa's reindeer who have to fight with Mothball for the carrots left out for them by the local children. And when Mothball takes an unexpected sleigh ride, it's not just Santa who faces the prospect of getting stuck in the chimney. Christmas from a wombat's eye view is always going to be interesting - especially when that wombat is Mothball!


Praise for Diary of a Wombat: 'French and Whatley have conjured an affectionate, believable wombat self-portrait.

'Bruce Whatley's illustrations bring the story to life in a way that is both endearing and amusing. It's easy to see why this book has won several awards in Jackie French's native Australia. It deserves to be a huge hit here too, as it feels really fresh and original.'

About the Author

Jackie French was born in Sydney in 1953, grew up in Brisbane, graduated from the University of Queensland and moved to her present home in NSW bush land in her mid twenties. Over the past 10 years she has published over a hundred books on diverse subjects ranging from children's fiction to pest control! Bruce Whatley was born in the United Kingdom and emigrated with his parents to Australia during his childhood. He often collaborates on picture books with his wife, Rosie Smith.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 To 5


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Publication date

25th October 2012



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