In Diary of a Wombat, we saw a wombat going about her day. Diary of a Baby Wombat tells the story of her baby. In this book, Baby Wombat has taken a leaf out of his mother’s book (though not the kind he’d prefer to eat) and has decided to start his own diary — and what an interesting one it becomes! Mostly, Baby Wombat sleeps, but then he notices something, a brand new smell that leads to someone new to play with! A baby! Baby Wombat and the baby play together, eat, and sleep. The baby even gives Baby Wombat the idea for a new hole, a bigger one big enough for Mommy Wombat and Baby Wombat.
This book is perfect for ages 2 and up. The story is not difficult to follow and contains short sentences on each page. It would be nice as a new baby book or a birthday book. The best part is, you don’t have to be familiar with the first book to enjoy the second.
Hooray for Books! and Happy Reading! -Maryam
Diary of a Baby Wombat by Jackie French; illustrated by Bruce Whatley; Clarion Books, hardcover; $16.99