Wombat Divine

Wombat Divine

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Wombat loves everything about Christmas--especially the Nativity play. He's wanted to be in it for as long as he can remember. At last he's old enough to try out. But at the auditions, the first part goes to someone else. So does the next. And the next . . . Will there be a part left for Wombat?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152020965
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/07/1999
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 130,552
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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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Wombat Divine 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
smendel18 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is about a wombat that has always dreamed of being in Nativity, which is a show the town does every year. Wombat is finally old enough to be in the show. The problem is, wombat does not fit any of the characters. He tries everything. Then, Bilby realizes the perfect role for wombat. He could be baby Jesus. It was perfect, and wombat beamed with pride.
fnborries on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This would be a great book to read to your students around christmas time or an audtion for a school play. In the book the main character wants to participate in a play but they cannot find a role for him. It goes through telling why he can't be each character ex. he is too clumsy. In the end they find a character for him that he could be. This is a good book for 2nd-4th grade to say that there is a role for everyone in a play.
JNino on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful about Wombat a lovable creature who finally is old enough to be in the nativity play. Unfortunately due to his size, clumsiness, and other qualities impair him from getting star roles. His theater teacher tells him to never give up and he eventually gets the staring role, Jesus. A very humorous tale of not fitting in. Great for the holidays!
MelAKnee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Womabat wants a special part in the Christmas pageant, but it seems there isn't a part to suit him. Saddened by being rejected for all of the roles, Wombat takes a nap only to find that he is perfect for the most important roll in the pageant.
megross on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a wombat wanted to be in a nativity scene. The wombat goes to the audition and trys out for every part and is not right for any of the parts. The director then decided that the wombat would be good at baby jesus. The wombat plays baby jesus and is good at it. The animals decide that it was a great nativity scene.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Super cute story but feel this is a read at home with Mom and Dad story. Wombat really wants to be in the Nativity play this year. He auditions for each part, not being quite right for it. In the end he gets the perfect part-Baby Jesus. The Nativity goes wonderfully and Wombat is the best baby Jesus, ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.