Christmas Wombat

Christmas Wombat

By Jackie French; Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547868721, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2012


Slept. Scratched. Slept. Indeed, it seems like Christmas will be just another day for the wombat . . . until she smells carrots In this charming picture book, the star of "Diary of a Wombat" goes head to head with Santa's reindeer in competition for carrots and wins. Then, as an accidental stowaway on Santa's sleigh, she learns that carrots are internationally available. No wonder she isn't hungry for treats on Christmas morning Engaging illustrations delightfully complement the spare text in this unique, wombat s-eye view of a favorite holiday.

About the Author
Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood, NSW. Her books for children include SOMEWHERE AROUNDTHE CORNER, an Honour Book in the CBC Awards, 1995. In 2000, HITLER'S DAUGHTER was awarded the CBC Younger Readers' Award. TO THE MOON AND BACK won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005.

Bruce Whatley is one of Australia's most highly regarded and talented authors and illustrators for children, both here and internationally. Since 1992 Bruce has written and/or illustrated over 70 picture books. In 2002 he paired with author Jackie French and illustrated"Diary of a Wombat", which was the start of an extraordinary creative collaboration.