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Fans of Charles Fuge's Little Wombat will rejoice at the adorable creature's return--and at the introduction of an appealing new friend for his hero. And what an ...
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Fans of Charles Fuge's Little Wombat will rejoice at the adorable creature's return--and at the introduction of an appealing new friend for his hero. And what an unusual animal Platypus is: he waddles when he walks, has a funny fuzzy face, and most special of all, can swim just like a fish. Little Wombat would love to do that too. But are wombats meant for the water...or is he better off staying on dry land?
Every child who has ever eyed the swimming pool nervously will happily follow Little Wombat's success.
Praise for Sometimes I like to Curl Up In a Ball!
"With a repertoire of comic expressions worthy of Nathan Lane...[t]his book from a British duo is silly to the core, but it is also a pointed paean to the power of unscheduled play."---Publishers Weekly
"This book celebrates the world of a preschooler with verve and excitement...Wombat is buoyant and darling, charming and fun."--School Library Journal
Posted September 21, 2009
I read this book to my daughter at least twice a day, she loves it. The pictures are so colorful and the characters are so cute. She loves the animals on the pages and she gets the biggest smile when I turn the pages.
It's a great story and you have to add this to your child's book collection.
Posted August 29, 2009
Posted May 23, 2006
It tells the story of Little Wombat, who makes fun of the funny looking and sounding Platypus, until, while mimicking platypus' strange waddle, Wombat slips and falls into the water and sinks to the bottom. Platypus dives to rescue him, teaches him to swim and the two become fast friends. They have a race amid cheers of 'Wombat, Wombat! and the contest ends with the two friends hugging in the water and Little Wombat enthusiastically calling himself a 'Wom-batypus!' The illustrations are rich and and the characters expressive. The action scenes capture the important dramatic moments that move the story forward. There is just enough text on each page to create a full and never tedious story. In addition to the main characters, the pages are filled with many other players - a worm in an apple smiles at Wombat as he first sees Platypus. As Wombat sinks, startled fish look on, and a dragonfly listens in as Platypus offers to teach Wombat to swim. The story itself is a great one for the 2-4 year-old age group - a time when friendships first form and learning new skills can be scary. It's good to have friends you can count on, and sometimes the fact that they are different from you, might just mean that they can teach you something valuable. A good lesson at any age!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2009
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