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Found You, Little Wombat!

By Angela McAllister
Illustrated by Charles Fuge

A charmingly illustrated, deeply reassuring Little Wombat story about getting lost and found again.

Little Wombat loves playing hide-and-seek with his friends, even though he doesn't understand all the rules of the game. So when it's his turn to look, he hides again, then calls out "Two, TEN" and opens his eyes. So Rabbit and Koala suggest he counts 10 flowers and searches for them. But Little Wombat doesn't count the pink blossoms beside him, he wanders far away, over the hill, looking for yellow ones. Suddenly, he realises that he's all alone. But he can depend on his friends and his mum coming to the rescue. Now in board book format! Over 1 million Little Wombat books sold!

  • The soft-toned illustrations portray an endearing character and the friendly world he inhabits.
  • The images, along with the lyrically rhyming text, combine to make an uplifting bedtime story, with every page filled with subtle details that stand up to repeat viewings.
  • Taps into the everyday world of a child, celebrating playing with your friends, making lots of noise and cuddling up with Mum.

About the author

Angela McAllister is a published adapter, author, illustrator, and a narrator of many books for children of all ages. Her titles include Blue Rabbit, Jack and Lily and Digory and the Lost King. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have won numerous awards, including the Red House Book Award for Yuck! That's Not a Monster!, the Stockport and Portsmouth Awards for My Mum has X-Ray Vision and the Hampshire Illustrated Book Award for Winter's Child. Her picturebook, Leon and the Place Between was adapted for the stage and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has collaborated with many illustrators including Charles Fuge. Angela also writes as Lulu Frost.

About the illustrator

Charles Fuge (Charlie to his friends) was brought up in Bath where a fanatical interest in wildlife translated into the drawing of animals. He won the Macmillan Prize in 1988 for Bush Vark’s First Day Out, which won the Mother Goose Award the following year. And a career in children’s book illustration began. He has since illustrated a raft of picture books including Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball which was runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2001. Since then Charles has illustrated many books, a number of which he has also written. His Little Wombat series has garnered international recognition for its warm and humorous depiction of an iconic marsupial.

ISBN: 9781760653514
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: November 3, 2021
Dimensions: 185 x 185mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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