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  • Published: 3 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857987402
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 24

Once I Heard a Little Wombat




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 baby Australian animals eat, play and settle down for nap time.

  • Published: 3 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857987402
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 24

About the author

Renee Treml

Renée Treml was inspired by Australia’s wildlife and native birds after moving from the USA to Australia in 2007. She loves to create artworks that highlight the subtle details of nature with delicacy and humour. Renée’s books have won or been listed for awards including the CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrator, Speech Pathology Book of the Year and the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Renée’s illustrations are featured on a variety of products, including stationery, ceramics and fine art prints.

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Praise for Once I Heard a Little Wombat

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!

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Awards & recognition

Environment Award for Children's Literature

Joint winner  •  2016  •  Picture Fiction

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Winner  •  2016  •  Birth to 3 Years

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