Wombat Divineby Mem Fox
Will there be a part in the Nativity play left for Wombat? "Utterly universal. Readers will empathize with the Wombat's sadness and ultimate joy."--"Family Life." Full color.
"The story and the illustrations are both enchanting and endearing."—The New York Times Book Review
"Utterly universal. Readers will empathize with the lovable Wombat's sadness and ultimate joy."—Family Life
"Take[s] a playful approach to Christmas and its pleasures are infectious."—Publishers Weekly
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.32(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.36(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.
KERRY ARGENT has illustrated many celebrated picture books, including Sleepy Bears and Wombat Divine by Mem Fox. She lives in Queensland, Australia.
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My family has been great fans of Mem Fox for many years. My daughter had a baby in September and I am reconstructing the home library she had. This was a favorite holiday book for her and for her classmates. It is sweet and meaningful on many levels.
It was a cute story. Definitely not worth a 5 star but it was cute and I would read it once a year around Christmas to my kids but not interesting enough to want to read it over and over again, but it was cute and sweet.
I first fell in love with this delightful book on a recent visit to Australia. So much so, that I brought back seven copies as gifts! Author, Mem Fox, has written a classic tale of wanting to be accepted and contribute/belong to the group. A national department store in Australia featured Wombat Devine in their 2006 Holdiay window displays with animated characters who told the story....reminiscent of Macy's Holiday window displays. Combines familiar story with animals from Australia to play the story's characters...kangaroos, koalas and others.
Wombat devine is an allegorical story of a simple child who cannot quite do what is required . But in the end takes the central role in a Christmas play and shows that no matter who or what we are we are important and loved.