A carrot loving wombat from Australia accidentally accompanies Santa on Christmas Eve.
What I thought: Diary of a Wombat was a huge hit with my story time kids (and me!). I'm glad to see another book about a favorite character. Wombat's perspective is great and so funny. Whatley's illustrations are nice--so realistic and good use of white space. My favorite illustrations are "strange creatures" and "so many carrots."
Story Time Themes: Christmas Around the World, Christmas
(Illus. Bruce Whatley. Clarion, 2012)