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Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French

Diary of a Wombat (2002)

by Jackie French

Other authors: Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)

Series: Diary of a Wombat (1)

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Adorable. I hope I can find more by this author. I never realized that a wombat is so much like a raccoon. Captivating illustrations. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Cute and funny book for students to read and find out about a new animal, the wombat. ( )
  magarcia | Nov 30, 2014 |
It's a difficult job getting humans trained properly, but our wombat heroine is equal to the challenge in this hilarious picture book. With its highly felicitous meeting of text and image, Diary of a Wombat gives the reader a wombat's view of her new neighbors, who provide her with the ideal dust-bath (their picnic area), the perfect place to dig holes (the garden), and plenty of oats and carrots. Jackie French's deadpan narrative, paired with Bruce Whatley's droll illustrations, will have children and adults alike in hysterics. Highly recommended. ( )
1 vote AbigailAdams26 | Jun 17, 2013 |
This book was funny. I liked it for that reason and that reason alone. The wombat's relationship to the humans is so twisted by his own perceptions of the human opinions. I love that. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Adorable and cuddly wombat illustrations complete with flummoxed, annoyed humans and sparse text in the form of a diary. A cute story about humans and animals living together that children and adults alike will love. ( )
  sschreur | Apr 21, 2013 |
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A wombat's diary reads with entry after entry of calm, quiet, predictable entries about eating, sleeping and scratching. Until! A human family moves into the area! Suddenly the wombat's diary is filled with new entries of new discoveries and of training the humans. Inevitable conflict ensues, but eventually a peaceable truce is worked out. This is a good book for talking about diary-writing and blogging, and for talking about human impact on the animal's habitats.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618381368, Hardcover)

Wombats are cuddly-looking, slow-moving Australian animals. Their favorite activities are eating, sleeping, and digging holes. Here, in the words of one unusually articulate wombat, is the tongue-in-cheek account of a busy week; eating, sleeping, digging holes . . . and training its new neighbors, a family of humans, to produce treats on demand. This entertaining book, with its brief, humorous text and hilarious illustrations, will endear the wombat to young children, who may recognize in the determined furry creature some qualities that they share.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:39 -0400)

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In his diary, a wombat describes his life of eating, sleeping, and getting to know some new human neighbors.

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