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Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggory Shields
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Wombat Walkabout

by Carol Diggory Shields

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This story an Australian twist on the classic counting type of book with the monkeys jumping on the bed. Instead it features a family of wombats taking a stroll and one by one disappearing. I liked the way that it was told and how it introduces things that American students may not previously know. I am also glad that it had a happy ending instead of the family actually getting eaten like you are at first led to believe. ( )
  kryoung1 | Apr 3, 2014 |
Great book, my students love it, we chanted some of it.
  Brifost | Jun 4, 2013 |
This is an extremely clever counting book with many wonderful aspects. The book allows readers to count down from six, as the wombats disappear one by one. But each page also allows readers to search for a hidden character. Initially, we are searching for the dingo dog, and he gets more and more difficult to spot as the story moves along. Later, when the last two wombats reverse the natural order and begin hunting the dingo dog, we can try to spot the wombats hiding in the pictures. Meanwhile, the wonderfully flowing text gives us a lesson in rhyming at the same time as a lesson in Australian flora, fauna, and dialect. In fact, this simple book has many lessons to teach all rolled into one fast-paced story, filled with illustrations of charming characters. A truly admirable and lovable tale, which would make a fabulous read aloud to children of any age or a good read-to-self option.
  Collene_Kuznicki | Feb 18, 2013 |
This is a very cute book about friends helping each other to defeat the bad guy. I like this book because it uses Australian language and gives a glossary in the beginning of the book, rather than the end. I think this is important because then children know what they're reading BEFORE they read it. I never understood why glossaries are in the back of the book after the reading has been done. It's also a great book for counting and math, and the text is fun too because it rhymes, which children love.
  kay_mccay | Mar 5, 2012 |
This Australian counting story book about an Australian animal is actually a poem. These wombats are all together taking a walk in the woods. Slowly one by one they get distracted and are separated from the group. By the end they are rescued and brought back together. ( )
  dvnguye5 | Feb 8, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0525478655, Hardcover)

Early one morning when the sun came out, Six woolly wombats went walkabout.

This whimsical counting poem follows six brave little wombats on walkabout in the Australian outback. But the wilderness is bound to bring more excitement than an innocent counting game. Soon enough, the curious wombats learn to beware the hungry dingo! Aussie native Sophie Blackall?s delicious illustrations set adorable wombats in a lush world of golden wattles, billabongs, kookaburras, and gum nuts. With marvelous wordplay and irresistible read-aloud phrases, this ingenious text is sure to become a well-worn favorite. Accompanied by a short, simple glossary of Australian terms and wildlife.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:00:35 -0400)

Rhyming text follows six little wombats on walkabout and a hungry dingo following, envisioning them as his lunch until the wombats turn the tables on him.

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