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characters The Secret World of Wombats ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB æ ❴Read❵ ➮ The Secret World of Wombats Author Jackie French – What's the best way to scratch a wombat Well if it's a wombat that's familiar with humans says author Jackie French you rub the boNd describes their physiology history and habits Bruce Whatley adds pencil drawings in both comic and realistic styles It's a book that's perfect for the budding naturalist It's an easy read It's full of funny stories It's science with a heart. I really enjoyed this book even though it sometimes lacked official scientific explanation Sometimes a wombat meets another wombat as they wander through the bush and they stop nose to nose They may stay like that for ten minutes or half an hour I have no idea what they are doing Gossiping Exchanging smells This couldn't have been further researched But all in all this is a great non fiction title for readers interested in learning about wombats The author has spent a lot of time living with and near them and shares some very amusing anecdotes

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What's the best way to scratch a wombat World of MOBI #9734 Well if it's a wombat that's familiar with humans says author Jackie French you rub the bony ridge along its back or behind its ears And the harder you scratch the better the wombat l. French settled in a wildish section of Australia many years ago putting her in a fabulous position to observe wombats Since then she's devoted some time to rehabilitating wildlife as well as observing and writing about itFun nonfiction for the critter lover; a good interim book for kids who aren't yet ready for Herriot but are past primarily picture books Wombats are adorable and troublesome and her anecdotes are well delivered and engaging on a level suitable for elementary school kids as well as older fans of the speciesLibrary copy

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The Secret World of WombatsIkes it For than thirty years Jackie French has lived in the Australian bush coexisting with wild wombats In this cross between memoir The Secret PDF and natural history Jackie shares her often hilarious adventures with her wombats neighbors a. I remember where I was the first time I read Jackie French’s Diary of a Wombat I was in a bookstore perusing the picture book titles when I was struck by the image of Bruce Whatley’s ridiculously adorable wombat dead asleep on its side a pile of carrots sitting nearby Mind you I did not know what a wombat was The name was vaguely familiar It's one of those Australian names for an animal I’d never seen before right The book turned out to be just as charming as the cover and through it whole generations of American children have learned some basic facts about Vombatus ursinus But at its heart Diary of a Wombat is just a picture book It isn’t non fiction though many of the events in it are based on real life What is non fiction is French and Whatley’s follow up title How to Scratch a Wombat This 96 page book will answer most of your most basic uestions about the world of wombats What do they eat What kinds are there And can you really scratch one A fascinating examination of a critter too little known on our side of the pond A wombat was responsible for Jackie French’s career as a writer Unemployed alone and in need of 10644 Ms French found a typewriter and proceeded to write a children’s book in her shed A nearby wombat named Smudge disliked the typewriter thoroughly though and he let his disapproval be known in a rather messy manner By the time she was done her manuscript was misspelled yellowed smudged with wombat droppings and every time she used the letter “E” it had to be written in by hand The manuscript was so terrible looking in fact that it stood out amongst the other books in the slush pile wannabe writers do not attempt Fortunately Ms French is a superb writer and through her ridiculous looking manuscript she was able to continue her career in writing Because of this or perhaps in spite of it she has grown close to the wombat community caring for the orphaned and injured ones as well as the healthy and destructive How to Scratch a Wombat explains every single aspect of a wombat existence We learn about their burrows intelligence communication aversion to direct sunlight etc Through observation research and personal recollections Ms French also tells us about the wombats she has known Everyone from Bad Bart the biter to Rikki the wombat that couldn’t uite figure out why biting through someone’s wrist might be bad Do not be surprised after reading this book if you find yourself in desperate need to see a wombat immediately Ms French will make you a convert A list of Australian Words to Know with definitions alongside is available for easy reference When I was a child I remember watching a bluejay in a tree shouting a warning to the other birds in the neighborhood My mother told me at the time that bluejays act as scouts for other creatures but that surprisingly little is known about them This fact stunned me Until then I was fairly certain that all the animals that live beside humans have been studied cataloged and understood for years It never occurred to me that there always has to be someone willing to sit down observe and get to know these animals before anything concrete can be written about them in books And as authors go Jackie French is probably one of the foremost experts on all things wombat It says a lot about a person when you consider the kinds of animals they choose to learn about And judging from the amount of wombat related information in this book Jackie French must be an infinitely interesting person There are many things your average American citizen does not know about wombats For example they are essentially little tanks of fur Their heads are designed to butt up against objects so as to knock them down They leave droppings at a rate that would make a Canadian goose jealous They can be affectionate or hostile depending on personalities If you ate one the wombat would “taste disgusting – they are mostly bone and gristle – and their fur feels like a shaggy doormat” Also wombats belie the human belief that animals are genetically predisposed to be good at what they do Wombats you see are lamentable engineers Really They spend much of their lives creating or redesigning burrows for themselves and they are just awful at it The burrows often collapse or fill with water in some fashion The wombat could probably learn something from the beaver but it undoubtedly wouldn’t want to try Complementing Ms French’s text are illustrations by Bruce Whatley Some of the pictures in this book look as though they were taken from Diary of a Wombat The image of a wombat wrestling and destroying a welcome mat would belong in this category Other illustrations provide some informative back up to the text There is the image of the ancient six and a half foot tall wombat ancestor the Diprotodon optatum There are maps of wombat locations and images of the hairy nosed verses the common wombat There are also realistic renderings of wombats in the wild alongside the cartoony images of the picture book You would think this pairing would jar with the reader but in fact they work together rather well I guess wombats are cute no matter what the medium is And a cute realism alongside cute imaginative pictures blends together well Amusingly the only other children’s book I know of that is wombat centric is Elizabeth Honey’s very funny Don’t Pat the Wombat The title appears to be in direct opposition to Ms French’s new book but I still think they’d pair mighty well together in a booktalk or display Of course this title is ideal for those kids doing projects on Australian animals but I think it’s a great read in general Who isn’t going to get a kick out of hearing about the wombat so evil they named it Moriarty Or the tale about the mother who evicted the baby in her pouch with no nonsense force Even if the word “wombat” doesn’t conjure up much of any image in your mind you have to love a book that knows how to make juvenile literature interesting engaging and never ever dull Kudos to Ms French for thinking up such a book Lucky are the kids who will check it out and read itAges 6 10