Author(s): Michael Morpurgo, O.B.E.
Wombat loves digging deep holes and thinking deep thoughts, but nobody thinks much of that until danger threatens the bush and the small wombat comes up with a great big idea!
Shortlisted for LA Kate Greenaway Medal 2000 and Kate Greenaway Medal 2000.
Warm, soft pastel drawings by Christian Birmingham distinguish every page of Wombat Goes Walkabout... .Our young wombat digs such a deep hole that he lose his mother. Wandering through the bush, depicted in earthy tones with blues and mauves drifted in, the wombat asks other animals what they can do. The illustrations are zoologically correct but the wombat still has the goofy, amiable charm of a cartoon character. Observer
Michael Morpurgo divides his time between writing and running Farms for City Children, a charity which each year takes up to 3,000 children to a farm for a week. Christian Birmingham graduated from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1991, and is one of the most talented artists of his generation.