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Jan 05 2015

Wombat went a'surfing ill. by Lachlan Creagh

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Lothian, 2014. ISBN 9780734415578
(Age: 3-10) Picture book. Recommended. Wombat and his mates are heading to the beach. Croc can surf, Goanna is a natural, Koala thinks it's fun, Emu can't stand up but the question is, can wombat hang ten?
Wombat Went Surfing is a wonderful and simple story for the average Australian child from 3 - 10. The book is a great story for all parents to read to their children and a great book for an emerging reader to take on a non-levelled picture book. The pages are beautifully illustrated, the fonts are large and simple to read. The language is very easy and will not stress a child with limited vocabulary other than several Australian colloquialisms.
Lothian Children's Books have branched off from their well-known Captain Kangaroo series and released a great book revolving around the rollie pollie lovable character Wombat. They have kept the Australian animal characters and beautiful coastal backdrops are very well presented.
Wombat Went Surfing is a beautiful book that shares its mantle with other great Australian picture books such as Possum Magic, Edward the Emu, Captain Kangaroo, Bilby and the Bushfire and Mulga Bill's Bicycle with its wonderful Australian colloquialisms.
Steve Whitehead

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