Wombats book cover
Wombatsby Lynn M. Stone
Photographs by Lynn M. Stone
- Age Range: Grades 2 to 3+
- Length: 24 pages
- Format: Reinforced hardcover
- Size: 7.4 x 7.9 inches
- First Published: 1990
Wombats is a small book packed with a lot of facts.
An easy reader book designed primarily for young readers, each page of large-print text is preceded by a full-color, full page photograph. The pictures are clear and show their subjects well. In total, there are five photographs of Hairy-nosed wombats, and three of Bare-nosed wombats. Each page of text covers one topic such as where wombats live, what they look like, and the wombat's future. There are nine such pages.
The book is a good introduction to wombats for young children with enough pictures to keep them interested. Although there are few words, the text contains a good deal of information. Wombats also contains a short glossary, and an index.
Part of The Australian Animal Library which consists of six books about Australian animals, including Kangaroos, Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, Dingoes, and Crocodiles.
Three and a half out of five stars
by Peter Marinacci
Feb. 1, 2006