Christmas comes but once a year, and it′s just as well for Santa's reindeer, who have to fight with Mothball for the carrots left out for them by the local children. And when Mothball takes an unexpected sleigh ride, it's not just Santa who faces the prospect of getting stuck in the chimney.
Christmas from a wombat's eye view is always going to be interesting - especially when that wombat is Mothball.
About The Author
Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Braidwood in the Araluen Valley, NSW. In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.
About The Illustrator
Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s best-loved and most-respected author–illustrators. His most recent books include the enormously successful and award-winning Diary of a Wombat, written by Jackie French, and its companion volume, The Secret World of Wombats, also illustrated by Bruce. The best selling team have also collaborated on Pete the Sheep, and most recently, Josephine Wants to Dance. Two of Bruce’s previous books, The Ugliest Dog in the World and Tails from Grandad’s Attic, were named as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Looking for Crabs was shortlisted by the Children’s...
"Delightfully comical, providing a satisfying story that will appeal to the whole family, from toddlers through adults."
--Kirkus, starred review
"French provides Whatley with bare-bones scaffolding on which to build comic moments of Wombat munching, napping, and tussling with reindeer."
"Charming and slight, the humor shines through the spare text and Whatley's expressive paintings of the lazy wombat."
--School Library Journal
"Succinct sentences and episodic pacing allow Wombat's adventures to speak for themselves."
"Jackie French's succinct narration works charmingly with Bruce Whatley's depictions of the myopic, carrot-loving quadruped that accidentally stows himself on Santa's sled."
--Wall Street Journal