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07 April 2021
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Burrowing and basking, digging and defending; Wombat is a new Nature Storybook exploring the world of one of Australia's most beloved creatures.

Far underground, where dirt and tree roots mesh, are tunnels that lead to a burrow, and in this burrow Wombat's day begins.

A story about the life of a wombat, looking at the interesting way these animals build their homes, look after their family and protect themselves from predators. Wombat is a new addition to the Nature Storybooks series, which feature a lyrical narrative and engaging nonfiction combined with stunning artwork to pique the curiosity of young minds.
By:   Christopher Cheng
Illustrated by:   Liz Duthie
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 255mm, 
Weight:   398g
ISBN:   9781760651374
ISBN 10:   1760651370
Series:   Nature Storybooks
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   07 April 2021
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 10 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Within the old (and new) walls of an inner-city Sydney terrace dwells Christopher Cheng. He is the author of many children's books including his previous Nature storybook title Python (illus. Mark Jackson) which was shortlisted for the 2013 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards. Passionate about animals, particularly those native to Australia, it's fitting that he established the Zoomobile and taught at Taronga Zoo in Sydney for many years, celebrating his background in education. He has always loved to write (he mostly always carries his notebook and pens) but he never thought he would be a full-time children's author. Liz Duthie is an illustrator and visual artist based in Central Victoria. She trained in Fine Art and Special Education at La Trobe University and revels in using traditional mediums such as water colour, gouache, ink and acrylic paint - often all mixed together!

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