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A beautiful Australian take on a classic nursery rhyme

A beautiful Australian take on a classic nursery rhyme
'Once I heard a little wombat stomp stomp stomp...'
Read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play and settle down for nap time.


And as well as being a beautiful object, Once I Heard a Little Wombat generously provides almost everything a parent or carer for a toddler could ask for in a story: movement prompts, a bold and contrasting subject for each spread, varying colour backgrounds, sounds (and just the right amount of repetition), voices, rhyme, first person narrative and can't you just imagine it as a song? Once I Heard a Little Wombat is a deceptively sophisticated combination of art and aesthetic, with thoughtful and studied consideration of audience. It is exactly what a board book should be!

The Little Bookroom

Formats & editions

  • Board Book


    August 3, 2015

    Random House Australia Children's

    24 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    August 3, 2015

    Random House Australia

    24 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Awards and Recognition

  • Environment Award for Children's Literature
    Joint winner
    Picture Fiction
  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
    Birth to 3 Years

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