Book Review: Diary of a Baby Wombat

Rating: ★★★★☆

Jackie French’s wombat is back, this time with a baby who tells her own story through “diary” entries complemented by visual scenes. These humorously highlight the difference between the baby’s perspective and that of her mother. In the course of a week the young wombat befriends a human child, helps her mother look for a new hole, and eventually finds her way inside the human house.

While it would be impossible to equal the brilliance of the original Diary of a Wombat, this is a pretty good follow-up. Kids who loved the original will enjoy this one almost as much. Like the original, this one is good for reading aloud and for early reading practice.

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Publication Information: French, Jackie. Diary of a Baby Wombat. Whatley, Bruce (Illustrator). Diary of a Wombat; HarperCollins. 2009. ISBN: 0007351755.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 04-08, Easy Readers
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Posted on December 2, 2014

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