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A Wombat's World A Wombat's World
Prizes and Awards
  • Learning Magazine, Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books, 2009
  • Children's Projects

      Wombat Coloring Page A Wombat's World

      Where do wombat's like to sleep? Click here for a printable coloring page of a wombat.

    Related Books
  • A Koala's World
  • A Kangaroo's World
  • A Platypus' World
  • Reviews
    Booklist, March 2008

    This introduction to wombats combines a narrative story with boxed facts about the animals. As in other titles in the Caroline Arnold's Animals series, this introduction to wombats combines a narrative story with boxed facts about the animals. The uncluttered cut-paper collages and simple, straightforward text show and tell events in a wombat's life over a year's time, as she builds a burrow, mates, gives birth, and raises her young to independence. Very young children may need further explanation for a few references in the abbreviated text, such as how, exactly, marsupials nurse their young, but veteran-author Arnold gives a mostly clear, compelling sense of the lives and characteristics of these unique animals. A map, a few "fun facts," and further reading close this picture-book title, which is sure to please young animal lovers.

    School Library Journal, August 2008

    Review of A Platypus' World and A Wombat's World by Caroline Arnold: Each of these books describes one Australian mammal. Arnold opens with a brief entry stating where the mammal lives and its habitat, food, length, weight, animal class, and scientific name. Her narrative of a female's life from birthing preparations through raising the young cleverly contrasts with distinctly hued boxes of fast facts, such as the length of a platypus's burrow or size of a newborn wombat. Along the way, readers will also learn to identify other species in the biome, via captioned images. In both titles, the cut-paper illustrations in scenic spreads feature a night-time palette of indigo, olive, mocha, and burnt sienna. Back matter includes a map of the habitat, six fun facts, and instructions for accessing FactHound's site to research related topics. Visually engaging and brimming with data, these books are perfect for reports on these animals or the Australian continent. Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA