Day 55 and we read the much-awarded book Diary of a Wombat. The story is exactly as titled, with the irascible wombat sleeping a lot and eating many carrots, and lovably terrorising his human familiars. Almost like a cat, really, and I've no idea if it's conceivable that wombats behave this way - it's been a long time since I saw Fatso on A Country Practice. Anyway, it's amusing as an adult, but I did wonder if the humour of it would be lost on kids - Master A is too young to offer any opinions, so would be interested if anyone else has read this to older children and how they react. It seemed a bit plain for a kids' story to me, and I found myself putting on voices to make it more interesting. The illustrations are cute and expressive though (Bruce Whatley strikes again).
Master A's verdict: Did enjoy turning the pages, but not much to engage at his age with the story itself.
- Title: Diary of a Wombat
- Author/Illustrator: Jackie French / Bruce Whatley
- Source: Passed down from friends
- Publisher: HarperCollins
What's on tomorrow? a new book.