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Feb 17 2009

Wombat and fox thrillseekers by Terry Denton

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Allen and Unwin, 2009. ISBN 9781741751314
(Ages: 6-9) The third in the series of short stories about the antics of friends, Wombat and Fox, this will thrill those who read it out loud, to themselves or with someone reading it to them. In the first story, Wild and Dangerous Deeds, Wombat is given a notebook and pencil for his birthday. Sick of the usual birthdays, he decides to write up a list of dangerous deeds to do during the next twelve months. Swimming with sharks, jumping from a plane, running with scissors and putting his head in a bear's jaw are all discussed and are all rejected. The event they do decide on involves all their friends and turns out to be good fun, if a little damp.
At the start of this book is a character list showing the readers who are involved in the story. The drawings are exciting, furious and fast adding to the enjoyment of the reader. The wild and dangerous deeds theme is continued through the next two stories and will be loved by all who read them. Living life on the edge, Wombat and Fox will easily find a place in school libraries. Middle primary school readers will not leave it one the shelves.
Fran Knight

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