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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 7, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152020969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152020965
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #460,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Wombat is a cute and lovable character with a passion for the stage and a desire to be in the nativity play. The popular illustrations of Kerry Argent are well loved by children, and this book could easily become a Christmas classic. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly

Wombat tries out for the annual Nativity play and wins the role of Jesus. In a starred review of this playful story, PW said, "Its pleasures are infectious." Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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It's a must have for the Christmas book collection - something a little different and makes a great gift.
Lin
It is a different story, cute characters & illustrations, and not the norm you might hear around Christmas time...just my kind of book.
Mary E Roberts
It has a sing-songy verse, adorable illustrations, and a beautiful story-line that is just not your "standard" Christmas story.
C.S.

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Shane Dikolli on June 27, 2000
Format: Paperback
We have purchased or have been gifted about 200 children's books overthe past 4 years and browsed through many more at bookstores andlibraries. My wife and I agree that Wombat Divine is at the top of our list of favorite children's books. It is also the book most requested by our children. The story is short and touching. The words are carefully crafted. The artwork is wonderfully vibrant and provocative. The story is about native Australian animals, Christmas, live theatre, auditions, rivalry, friendship, heartbreak, joy, and success. I recommended it to a School Librarian and her reply was: "Based on your recommendation, I looked for Wombat Divine in a bookstore - found it, loved it, bought it"....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Cobcroft on October 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Wombat Divine is a lovely (and beautifully illustrated) Christmas story if you're looking for something a little unusual. Wombat tries out for all of the parts in the Nativity play, but he's such a big clumsy muddle of a wombat that they can't find a part for him to play. Finally they think of the perfect role for him - the sleeping baby Jesus.
Wombat's various disasters are very funny for kids, and the Australian animals are very well drawn (lots of character). Wombat Divine is a great addition to the bookshelf.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C.S. on November 19, 2003
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If you are looking for a different type of Christmas story for your children this season, I highly recommend this one. A friend from Australia sent this to my son and we absolutely love it. It has a sing-songy verse, adorable illustrations, and a beautiful story-line that is just not your "standard" Christmas story. Poor Wombat desperately wants to be a part of the Nativity play, but there is just no part he is suited for - except - the most important part of all! I'm buying several copies of this book to give as gifts. Get a copy for yourself - you will love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James N Simpson on October 22, 2007
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Although not the best of Mem Fox's work Wombat Divine is a very good story about an enthusiastic main character who doesn't quite have the ability to be initially succeed where he wants but has his dream come through in the end. A wombat has always dreamed of being in a nativity play but each character he tries out for, he finds out he is unsuited for.

The great story though is let down by very average illustrations by Kerry Argent, which is a shame as those who have read the wombat tale Sebastian Lives in a Hat know she can do a very good job when she puts in the effort and can draw very realistic looking wombats. None of the Australian animals in Wombat Devine actually resemble the Australian wildlife they are supposed to be. Wombat looks like a bear, the emu for some reason has wings that can come out of the front of its body like arms which emus in real life no doubt wish for but don't have, the echidna is just the platypus with a lot of yellow triangles coming out of its body, the bilby looks like a rabbit (no wonder Mem Fox dumped this illustrator and went with Pamela Lofts for the sensational Hunwick's Egg where the bilby actually looks like a bilby.
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By Ruth Cox on April 12, 2014
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What a delightful story. I am Australian and my grandsons were born in Boston. They love stories about Australian animals.
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By JG on January 13, 2014
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This is one of our favorite Christmas books. It's a sweet story with animal characters who are collaborating to put on a nativity play. I love the mix of whimsy, but with the message that Jesus is the most important part of the story. It's beautiful!
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By Leslie Windauer on January 9, 2014
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The illustrations compliment the story line capturing the feelings of hope, disappointment and accomplishment when auditioning for a play. The characters are wonderfully cast.
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By Mary Ann G on January 8, 2014
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I am a Mem Fox fan. I bought this book to add to my granddaughter's Mem Fox collection.
Mary Ann
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