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The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home

A charmingly humorous picture book for young children about the endangered hairy nosed wombat and the search for a new home for them. Once upon a time, deep underground, there was a colony of wonderfully whiskery wombats who all had hairy noses. They lived in the only home for Hairy-nosed Wombats in the world. Could there ever be another home for Hairy-noses? Created by wombat-loving and award-winning duo, author and Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and illustrator Sue deGennaro, this is the (almost) true story of how finding a happy new home for Hairy-nosed Wombats helped one of the world's most endangered species to breed and thrive again. All author royalties are being donated towards wombat research and care.

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Celebrate Hairy-Nosed Day on May 8 and wear Whiskers for Wildlife to raise money for endangered animals with this new book. It is a good news story – how the last 35 individuals of the world’s most endangered species, the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, began to turn into a growing, thriving population as volunteers raised money to protect their home. Now the wombats need a second home and with Sue’s enchanting pictorial interpretation (those whiskers are divine) they set out to find it…

© Jackie French