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Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball by…

Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

by Vicki Churchill

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Sweet and wonderful, but fairly unoriginal... until one realizes that it's a Wombat!! Not an overdone bunny, bear cub, or kitten, but a wombat! And other antipodal critters... ;)

edit - what a neat coincidence... immediately after reading this I pick up [b:I Can Fly|42278|I Can Fly (Little Golden Book)|Ruth Krauss|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388443074s/42278.jpg|41770] which is pretty much the same story, just northern hemisphere and from 1951... ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
40 months - cute ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
this is a cute book about how little wombat feels and what he likes to do. the illustrations are soft, warm and captivating. this would be a great book to read to a group of little on's because the ryhming text keeps their attentions as well as the illustrations.
  nkertz | Dec 3, 2011 |
great for all ages especially during those times we need a friend. ( )
  Leshauck | Nov 26, 2007 |
The way the Chipmonk tells his story is personfied. Chipmoks cannot talk, nor can they explain theire actions in words. This is why the story is identified as a fantasy because the plot of the story is not realistic.
Based on the style of the book I gave the rating a high score. The author catches the readers attention easily by the uplifting words and phrases used. The ending also catches the reader off guard because the reader expects the chipmonk to continue to enjoy active activities but instead he chooses to curl up and go to bed. ( )
  al04 | Nov 13, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0806979437, Hardcover)

Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
So no one can see me
because I'm so small.
Little wombat spends a day doing favorite things--what could they be? Are they your favorites, too? Let's look and see! He especially enjoys walking around and around, and doing a pigeon step till he falls down. Or sticking out his pink tongue--and pulling funny faces (now that can be fun)! And maybe he'll jump just as high as he can, and see how much noise he will make when he lands. But when the day ends and the sun starts to fall...he goes back home to mama and curls into a ball. Good night! Soft-toned illustrations portray an endearing little wombat and the warm and friendly world around him--and every page is filled with charming details that stand up to repeat viewings: cute mice, rabbits and turtles peering from behind tall grass, marching pigeons, and a menagerie of other adorable animals. The images, along with the lyrically rhyming text, combine to make a sweet-spirited bedtime story to ease young ones to sleep.

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Life is a lot of fun for Wombat, like shouting, making funny faces, and getting in a muddy mess.

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