One Very Tired Wombat

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

Subject: Picture books
Book Setting: Australia
Guidance: Ages up to 5
One Very Tired Wombat, Renee Treml

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.

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $14.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9781742755793
    Published: 10/04/2013
    Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
    Extent: 32 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781742749013
    Published: 01/09/2012
    Imprint: RHA eBooks Child
    Extent: 32 pages
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"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

Renee Treml

Renee Treml

Renee Treml was inspired by Australia's wildlife and native birds after moving from the USA to Brisbane in 2007. Renee loves to create artworks that highlight the subtle details of nature with delicacy and humour. Renee creates limited edition prints for design markets and online retailers and her work is becoming well known in the Australian art and design world.