A charmingly illustrated, deeply reassuring Little Wombat story in the internationally acclaimed bestselling series, 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 that he can depend on his friends and his mum coming to the rescue.

Little Wombat series, by Charles Fuge has sold over 1 million copies.


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.

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.


Cuddly, sweet-faced, and personality-filled animals in Fuge’s inimitable style, plus a comforting story that kids will really empathize with, add up to a winning combination.

Good Reads

It is a beautiful little story with the most gorgeous illustrations of the native animals that feature in it! They just transport you into the story!

Kids Books We Love

The well-known Little Wombat book series is as adorable as ever. You can’t help but smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you read these books.

Get Kids Booked

This is an endearing picture book for pre-schoolers and junior primary students.


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