Christmas Wombat (Hardcover)
Clarion Books, 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.
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Praise For Christmas Wombat…
"Delightfully comical, providing a satisfying story that will appeal to the whole family, from toddlers through adults."
—Kirkus, starred review
"French provides Whatley with bare-bones scaffolding on which to build comic moments of Wombat munching, napping, and tussling with reindeer."
"Charming and slight, the humor shines through the spare text and Whatley's expressive paintings of the lazy wombat."
—School Library Journal
"Succinct sentences and episodic pacing allow Wombat's adventures to speak for themselves."
"Jackie French's succinct narration works charmingly with Bruce Whatley's depictions of the myopic, carrot-loving quadruped that accidentally stows himself on Santa's sled."
—Wall Street Journal