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The Snow Wombat

October 1, 2016

The Snow Wombat

By Susannah Chambers and Mark Jackson, Allen & Unwin, 2016.

Cover of a book with a watercolour painted wombat walking in snow‘Snow on the stockman’s hut. Snow on the crows. Snow on the woollybutt. Snow on my…NOSE!’

Everywhere The Snow Wombat travels there is snow Snow SNOW!

Wamble with the snow wombat as he discovers many things as he journeys towards his home. He passes the robin, the gums, the riverbank. He passes skiers and the possum’s tail until he reaches his burrow.

You can also trace the wombat’s journey by following his path on the endpapers at the front and end of the book. I love how some books are now utilising the endpapers for added interest. Another book that has done this really well is The Great Rabbit Chase. The endpapers in that book form an actual board game!

This is a really beautiful bedtime story, and at the end of the book, the wombat goes to…


Shortlisted for The Book of the Year: Early Childhood 2017 by Children’s Book Council of Australia.

Wrap Up

The Snow Wombat

  • 7.6/10
  • 8.5/10
  • 3.5/10
    Educational content
  • 2.2/10
  • 7/10


  • Really fun endpapers :)
  • Element of surprise as each page is turned to discover where more snow is.
  • Allows the child to guess answers on the following pages.
  • Light and bright illustrations.

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