A new Little Wombat story for Mother's Day joins the rest of the internationally acclaimed bestselling series.

Little Wombat loves his mum because she encourages him to bravely explore the world around him, and she is always there to comfort him when he's sad or pick him up when he falls. You’re The Best, Mum! is a celebration of the special bond between mother and child from a beloved picture book creator.


Charles Fuge was born in 1966 and was brought up in Bath where a fanatical interest in wildlife translated into the drawing of animals. Once at Camberwell School of Art, 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. Charles is the author and illustration of his latest Little Wombat story.


You’re The Best, Mum! is not just an endearing picture book that is more than at home as a bedtime story but also a loving affirmation of the quality of motherhood and the profound relationship between mother and child.

Kids Book Review

The SWEETEST of books, the most adorable illustrations, with a beautiful rhyming element to the story. Those paws in the pictures, you just want to reach out and hold one.

Kids Books We Love

Cheerful illustrations add to the charm of this lovely tale of what makes moments with mum special. From being brave, to being wild, to learning all about nature, Little Wombat has a lot of adventures to share. It is sweet, yet cheeky, and with the Australian animals featured, makes it a winner for next Aussie Mother’s Day.

CBCA: Reading Time

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