Wombat Wins written by Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley (Harper Collins)
Reviewed by Sharon McGuinness
Mothball, everyone’s favourite wombat returns in French’s latest adventure, again featuring the illustrations of Bruce Whatley and set against a sporting backdrop.
Mothball, in her never ending search for carrots, joins in a school athletics carnival, where her obvious lack of training is not a hindrance as she races the ‘small humans’ to the finish line. Using her wombat digging skills, she has only one thing on her mind.
Next stop a swimming carnival, then a rugby game where Mothball dodges a horde of black boots in a scrum and tackles the ball, depositing it near the goal posts, winning again.
Finally she spies a shopping bag and the best prize is won – not carrots after all.
Suitable for pre-schoolers and up.