How to Scratch a Wombat by Jackie French
Where to Find It . . . What to Feed It . . . Why It Sleeps All Day

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What's the best way to scratch a wombat? Well, if it's a wombat that's familiar with humans, says author Jackie French, you rub the bony ridge along its back or behind its ears. And the harder you scratch, the better the wombat likes it. For more than thirty years, Jackie French has lived in the Australian bush, coexisting with wild wombats. In this cross between memoir and natural history, Jackie shares her often hilarious adventures with her wombats neighbors and describes their physiology, history, and habits. Bruce Whatley adds pencil drawings in both comic and realistic styles. It's a book that's perfect for the budding naturalist. It's an easy read. It's full of funny stories. It's science with a heart.
 

About Jackie French

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Jackie French is a highly esteemed writer for children and adults with more than 100 books to her credit. She lives in Australia with her family and usually one or more wombats. Her web site is www.jackiefrench.com. Bruce Whatley was born in Wales and now lives with his family in Australia. He has illustrated more than 50 children's books, some of which he also wrote.
 
Published February 16, 2009 by Clarion Books. 96 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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In an equally beguiling companion to their award-winning Diary of a Wombat (2003), French and Whatley collaborate on an introduction to wombats and their behavior—as observed through the author’s 30+ years of having them as neighbors and caring for injured ones in New South Wales.

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A nonfiction companion to French and Whatley's more whimsical picture book Diary of Wombat , this book will spread the Australian author's affection for the marsupial critters that populate her backyard and the nearby bush.

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