Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Wombat by Jackie French

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)

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