By Christopher Cheng
Illustrated by Liz Duthie

Burrowing and basking, digging and defending; Wombat is a new Nature Storybook exploring the world of one of Australia’s most beloved creatures.

Far underground, where dirt and tree roots mesh, are tunnels that lead to a burrow, and in this burrow Wombat’s day begins. A story about the life of a wombat, looking at the interesting way these animals build their homes, look after their family and protect themselves from predators. Wombat is a new addition to the Nature Storybooks series, which feature a lyrical narrative and engaging nonfiction combined with stunning artwork to pique the curiosity of young minds.

  • In the aftermath of the recent devastating bush fires, this timely text explores the habits of one of our most loved native animals. And its simple text, wombat facts, index and glossary make it essential reading in education, trade, tourist and international markets.
  • The text consists of a narrative non-fiction expose of a wombat's life by an expert in Australian animals, who was an educator at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. This story line is enhanced by facts about this fascinating creature.
  • The book is a standout for its evocative artwork by first-time illustrator Liz Duthie.

About the author

Within the old (and new) walls of an inner-city Sydney terrace dwells Christopher Cheng. He is the author of many children’s books including his previous Nature storybook title Python (illus. Mark Jackson) which was shortlisted for the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards. Passionate about animals, particularly those native to Australia, it's fitting that he established the Zoomobile and taught at Taronga Zoo in Sydney for many years, celebrating his background in education. He has always loved to write (he mostly always carries his notebook and pens) but he never thought he would be a full-time children’s author.

About the illustrator

Liz Duthie is an illustrator and visual artist based in Central Victoria. She trained in Fine Art and Special Education at La Trobe University and revels in using traditional mediums such as water colour, gouache, ink and acrylic paint ­– often all mixed together!

ISBN: 9781760651374
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 7, 2021
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 18/04/21 at 22:45:49
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