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Swim, Little Wombat, Swim!

By Charles Fuge
Illustrated by Charles Fuge

Everyone's favourite Little Wombat is back with a splash!

Little Wombat is so excited! He's found a fun new friend to play with who walks strangely, has a funny little face and, most amazingly of all, can swim like a fish in the water! But when Platypus tries teaching Little Wombat to swim, Rabbit and Koala begin to wonder if wombats should, after all, stick to dry land! Over 1 million Little Wombat books sold!

  • Swim, Little Wombat, Swim! follows on from the original success of Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball, which won 'Highly Commended' for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2001.
  • The soft-toned illustrations portray an endearing character and the friendly world he inhabits. filled with a menagerie of cute creatures.
  • The images, along with the lyrically rhyming text, combine to make an uplifting story in celebration of making new friends and learning new skills, with every page filled with subtle details that stand up to repeat viewings.

About the author

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: 9781760653521
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: September 7, 2022
Dimensions: 185 x 185mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 03/08/21 at 01:21:47
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