Christmas Wombat

by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

There’s only one thing the wombat narrating this spare, funny story loves more... read more

There’s only one thing the wombat narrating this spare, funny story loves more than a nap: carrots. After winning a stand-off with “strange creatures” (reindeer) for a plate of them, the wombat unwittingly hitches a ride on the back of Santa’s sleigh. “I smell carrots!” It turns out every stop includes a bounty of carrots that the strange creatures prove adept at finding, and the wombat proves adept at eating. Jackie French’s amusing premise gets a boost from Bruce Whatley’s illustrations, which feature abundant nonverbal communication (who knew beleaguered reindeer could say so much with their eyes?) and understated humor. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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