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Diary of a Wombat

Created with Bruce Whatley

Diary of a Wombat

A delightful and entertaining peek into the life of one very busy wombat!
Monday Morning: Slept. Afternoon: Slept. Evening: Ate. Scratched. Night: Ate. A typical day.
Don't be fooled. This wombat leads a very busy and demanding life. She wrestles unknown creatures, runs her own digging business and –most difficult of all – trains her humans. She teaches them when she would like carrots, when she would like oats and when she would like both at the same time. But these humans are slow learners. Find out how one wombat – between scratching, sleeping and eating –manages to fit the difficult job of training humans into her busy schedule. 


Baby Wombat's Week

He sleeps. He eats. He gets bored. He creates havoc wherever he goes! He's Mothball's baby - and he's even cuter, naughtier and more determined than his mum.

Wombat Goes to School

She eats. She scratches - and finds a hole.

When Mothball discovers a new hole, it unexpectedly leads her to the local school. The children learn that wombats love carrots and grass, while Mothball learns that lunch boxes contain very few carrots, that sports sheds can be a good place to have a nap, and that when you're brown and round, it's not a good idea to get too close to a ball ...​

Wombat Wins

Forget Rio and the Olympic Games in 2016; for us it will be about a wombat... winning. Yes, Mothball has become an athlete, albeit a little accidentally. In her never-ending quest for carrots, Mothball stumbles upon children at the local school competing in their school sports. And despite her somewhat limited physique and lack of training, Mothball manages to go home with a gold medal.

Why puff and pant when you can eat, sleep and scratch?

Grandma Wombat

She eats. She sleeps. She scratches.

And like all grandmas, she thinks her grandson is the best-behaved baby ever.

But this baby wombat has other ideas ...

Created by author Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley, this delightfully funny book celebrates the love and joy that being a grandma can bring.

Christmas Wombat

It's Christmas - from a wombat's point of view.

It's Christmas! And it's Christmas for Mothball the Wombat, too.

She eats, she sleeps, she scratches, but on Christmas Eve ...

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Happy Birthday Wombat

She eats, she sleeps, she scratches.

But today it's Mothball's birthday and it's time to celebrate!

Happy Birthday Wombat is a very funny picture book about enjoying a special day – as seen through the eyes of the world's most famous wombat.

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Diary of a Rescued Wombat

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary, this is the story of Mothball, one of the world's most famous wombats – and where it all began.


She is small. She is scared. She is lost.

She is a baby wombat who needs a home.

She is Mothball, a wombat destined to become famous.

This is the (almost) true story of one small wombat who learnt how to train her humans – and inspired the internationally best-selling picture book Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

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