Riley has discovered a wombat in his nanny's garden.
But why is this furry creature so grumpy?
Join Riley and his friends as they zoom around the stunning sights of Melbourne in search of a wombat that simply needs a place to call home.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781921665486
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Book Review: Riley & the Grumpy Wombat by Tania McCartney - Reviewed by Sheepcoate (14 Aug 2013)
Riley and the Grumpy Wombat a journey around Melbourne is a fun way for a young reader to see the sights around Melbourne.
Riley stumbles across a very Grumpy Wombat in his garden, the Wombat takes off and then Riley jumps in his plane to pursue him. From here Riley visits some favorite spots around Melbourne looks for the Wombat, like Federation Square, Lygon Street, Botanic Gardens, even Phillip Island and Dandenong ranges to name a few.
The illustrations are photography are nicely done. In away this is a children's tourist book or a way to get them excited about Melbourne.
Book Review: Riley & the Grumpy Wombat by Tania McCartney - Reviewed by Mystygirl (03 Nov 2011)
My daughter absolutely loved this book from the moment she picked it up. The cover is lovely with some imagery raised to add some extra interest to the book. The book, being from Australia made it so much more exciting not only was the story fun and interesting but seeing Australian landmarks really make her enjoy it all the more. The use of real photographs in the background along with the cartoon illustrations was a unique twist on a book that both she and I had never seen before. The story of the Grumpy Wombat really made you feel for the creature and finding a perfect home for him is really fun. Your kids are sure to enjoy this read as much as you are.
Tania is an Australian author, editor, publisher, blogger, magazine writer and mango devourer. She is the author of the Riley travelogue series of picture books and has also published adult non-fiction. One of her favourite things in the whole wide world is reading to kids.Kieron Pratt is a Canberra-based illustrator and cartoonist who has worked on three of the Riley the Little Aviator books and several other children's picture books. He has spent many years as a storyboard artist for an animation company and has recently been commissioned to redesign the maps for the National Zoo.
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