Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

By Vicki Churchill
Illustrated by Charles Fuge

The first book in the internationally-beloved Little Wombat series about a playful little wombat exploring and adventuring through the world around him.

Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball, so no one can see me, because I'm so small. Little Wombat spends a day doing his favourite things: strutting around and around like a pigeon until he falls down, sticking out his tongue and pulling funny faces. And then he jumps as high as he can and sees how much noise he can make when he lands. But when the sun sets and the day ends he does the thing he likes best of all: going back home to his mother and curling into a ball. Good night!

  • 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

Vicki Churchill is interested in a number of creative pursuits, including photography, art, music and writing. She worked in the photography industry for over 25 years, from assisting to making and teaching photography. Alongside this, she has written a number of bestselling children's picture books, illustrated by Charles Fuge. And 2005 she graduated with a distinction from the PG Cert in Professional Photography, at Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design. Currently, Vicki is studying a part-time MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes, graduating in 2020.

About the illustrator

Charles Fuge made his picture book debut in 1988 with Bushvark's First Day Out, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. 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: 9781760653804
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: April 7, 2021
Dimensions: 185 x 185mm, 20pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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