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About the book
  • Published: 10 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742755793
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

One Very Tired Wombat




A delightful counting book featuring a cast of cheeky Australian animals and lots of humour.

A delightful counting book featuring a cast of cheeky Australian animals and lots of humour.

One wombat is very tired, and he just wants to rest. The birds try to be quiet – well, some of them, anyway – but it seems that they’re not as quiet as they think.

Poor tired wombat. Will he ever get some sleep?

One Very Tired Wombat is a charming counting book featuring some very cheeky Australian animals.

  • Pub date: 10 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742755793
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

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 Book of the Year and the 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 One Very Tired Wombat

“This delightful counting picture book is cleverly written and designed . . . The alliterative and well-worked language works well being read aloud while many will delight in the beautiful illustrations.”

Liz Derouet, Magpies

“Counting books are a dime a dozen, but Renee Treml's imaginative language makes One Very Tired Wombat unique! … Full of alliteration and humour, this hardcover gem doubles as a learning tool for young ones practising counting.”

Kids' Book of the Week, Sunday Telegraph

“Charming and instructive”

Sarah Harrison Smith, New York Times

“The judicious use of color and white space makes each two-page spread a work of art as well as a visual delight. Elegant, informative, engaging.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A sleepy wombat may command the title of this counting story, but it’s the noisy Australian birds intruding on his slumber that steal the spotlight. Treml works in scratchboard, an ideal medium to showcase the animals’ finely detailed fur and feathers, as well as give them personality. A spread of animal facts wraps up this playful tale.”

Publishers Weekly


Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2013 • Crichton Award for New Illustrators


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