The Snow Wombat
By Susannah Chambers and Mark Jackson, Allen & Unwin, 2016.
‘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.