32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Grandma Wombat is like most wombats – and a lot of grandmas! She likes to spend her day relaxing – scratching, eating, sleeping and occasionally baby-sitting. She solves problems like there being no carrots and thinks that, unlike the kangaroos who bounce around her, her grandson is polite, well-mannered and even, better behaved.
But while she is sleeping, Grandson Wombat is NOT! Oh no! He’s off having his own adventures because, to him, kangaroos are playmates and their wombat-size pouches and their big bouncy legs are perfect for taking a wombat to places where a wombat has never before ventured. Grandson Wombat is a master at hitching a ride wherever he sees one but on the back of a skydiver might be a jump too far!
Once again, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley have created a wonderful adventure for little people that is just bursting with the joy of life and the fun of the perfect marriage of text and illustrations that will make them want to read it over and over and over again. And perhaps think up their own adventures for next time they go to visit their grandma…