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Friday 7 September 2012

Review: One Very Tired Wombat

The sun is rising and a tired wombat is looking forward to dozing the day away. Unfortunately, a range of Australian native birds have other ideas. Poor wombat. Will he ever get to sleep?

As the tired wombat tries to get some rest, he is gradually surrounded by familiar Australian birds such as kookaburras, magpies and galahs.  There are a few birds that children might be less familiar with as well including tawny frogmouths and curlews.

Counting from 1 to 10 (and back again), One Tired Wombat is a lovely book for young readers. The black and white illustrations are simple with a humorous appeal as the poor wombat struggles to ignore the cheeky, chattering birds. Tired parents will appreciate the long-suffering expression on the wombat’s face as he deals with the constant interruptions while he tries to rest.

Sweet and simple, One Tired Wombat is a lovely introduction to some of our iconic Australian wildlife as well as a fun way to practice counting from 1 to 10.

Title: One Very Tired Wombat
Author/Illustrator: Renee Treml
Publisher: Random House Australia, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date:1 September 2012
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781742749013
For ages: 3-6 years
Type: Picture book