Wednesday, May 16, 2012
My Favorite Picture Books: Diary of a Wombat
Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley
This book entertains every single person who reads it or hears it. Our children laugh out loud every time.
You might learn a little about wombats by reading the story, mainly that they sleep a lot. It's slightly more interesting for it's depiction of the intersection of humans and wild animals.
Mostly, though, it's funny.
The story is told from the point of view of the wombat. Even very young children know more about humans than the wombat does, so they know exactly why the humans look displeased when the wombat is the most pleased.
The illustrations are crisp on the white pages and the wombat is adorable, even at its most infuriating.
I hope you can find a copy of this book to enjoy!