Hello, friends! Today’s book is Diary Of A Wombat, written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley, a positively adorable book about a mischievous wombat and his daily adventures with his new neighbors.
The story introduces us to the humble wombat, a large, furry, tubby creature who spends most of his time eating and sleeping. This particular wombat keeps a thorough log of his days. For instance: Monday: Morning, slept. Afternoon, slept. Evening, nibbled grass, slept. And so it goes until Wombat finds that he has some new neighbors: a family of humans! They seem fairly harmless, plus they have put out furniture that makes excellent scratching posts, and he is beginning to train them to give him delicious carrots by chewing through their door when they don’t. Wombat decides he doesn’t mind the shakeup in his routine… especially if they keep the carrots coming.
This book was absolutely charming! The roly-poly wombat and his hilariously unaware antics are captured wonderfully in the illustrations, and framed perfectly by the diary-style text. Both blend together to make a really fun read with some great tongue-in-cheek humor. The length is perfect, and JJ really got a kick out of silly old Wombat. This one is fun for all ages, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!