Wombats Are Pretty Weird

A (Not So) Serious Guide

by Abi Cushman

On Sale: 05/23/2023

Wombats Are Pretty Weird

A (Not So) Serious Guide

by Abi Cushman

illustrated by Abi Cushman

On Sale: 05/23/2023


About the Book

Wombats might be pretty weird, but they’re pretty awesome, too! Wombats Are Pretty Weird is funny, kid-friendly, and informative and features sidebars, comic panels, extensive back matter, and a map. Acclaimed author-illustrator Abi Cushman’s nonfiction debut contains everything anyone could ever possibly want to know about wombats!

Wombats are elusive, burrowing marsupials. Their teeth never stop growing, they have backward-facing pouches, and they’re the only animal to have cube-shaped poop. And if you ask their snake friend, Joey, those aren’t the only things that are weird about wombats!

Abi Cushman’s Wombats Are Pretty Weird contains informative, expressive, and funny illustrations and offers an entertaining blend of narration, sidebars, speech balloons, and dialogue between Joey the snake and the wombats he meets in the wild. A refreshing departure from traditional informational books, Wombats Are Pretty Weird is a child-friendly guide to understanding the weird and wonderful world of wombats.

Features extensive back matter, including a glossary.

Critical Praise

“[An] informative field guide that professes not to take itself too seriously . . . Adorable, cartoonish illustrations of all three kinds of wombat, a snake sidekick named Joey (just like a baby wombat), and speech-bubble dialogue lend a layer of humor and reinforce the concepts introduced by the text." — Booklist

“Cushman combines clear, cartoonlike digital illustrations with a lucid and humorous narrative to introduce young readers to wombats. . . . The chatty text covers wombats’ herbivorous diet, their cube-shaped poop, the fact that their teeth never stop growing, and their burrow homes. Conversational balloons add information with a touch of humor . . . Appended with basic scientific facts, such as the size and weight of all three species; a glossary; and suggestions for further inquiry. . . . Entertaining and informative.” — Horn Book Magazine


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063234437
  • ISBN 10: 0063234432
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 05/23/2023
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Mammals
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania

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