An Australian children's picture book about the adventure of an adorably silly wombat cluelessly going about his day.

For Poppy, Lily and Geoffy - always in our hearts Once a Wommie Wombat © Helen Shadforth 2014 First published in Australia in 2015 by Minty Baxter Design House PO Box 1591 Buderim QLD 4556 www.possandwom.com The right of Helen Shadforth to be identified as the creator of this book has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Australia). No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrievel system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanic, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. w w w. p o s s a n d wo m .c o m fi n d u s o n Fa c e b o ok
For Poppy, Lily and Geoffy - always in our hearts  Once a Wommie Wombat    Helen Shadforth 2014 First published in Austral...
Once a Wommie Wombat took a stroll as wombats do...
Once a Wommie Wombat took a stroll as wombats do...
Among the tall wild grasses that were covered in fresh dew.
Among the tall wild grasses that were covered in fresh dew.
Not minding his own business, he nuzzled this...
Not minding his own business, he nuzzled this...
and nudgied that...
and  nudgied that...
Unaware that as he roamed, grass seed stuck down flat.
Unaware that as he roamed, grass seed stuck down flat.
Once this Wommie Wombat on that same specific day
Once this Wommie Wombat on that same specific day
up d fle f hu S e hillsid a e of mad ,s llow ye . lay yc ick t
up d fle f hu S  e hillsid a  e of mad  ,s llow ye  . lay yc ick t
Not minding his own business, he roundy - rolled in that
Not minding his own business, he roundy  - rolled in that
Unaware that he’d been painted with a quel c h y s and a splat!
Unaware that he   d been painted with a  quel c h y s and a  splat
The day was young
The day was young
and so this Wommie Wombat took a peek
and so this Wommie Wombat took a peek
Inside a nest of bits and bobs left out by Birdy’s beak
Inside a nest of bits and bobs left out by Birdy   s beak
Not minding his own business, he scritched on this...
Not minding his own business, he  scritched on this...
and scratched on that...
and  scratched on that...
So unbeknown to him, gathered feathers and a hat.
So unbeknown to him, gathered feathers and a hat.
After lunch this Wommie Wombat, with womminess just glinting, took one last adventure to the bridge to do some thinking.
After lunch this Wommie Wombat, with womminess just glinting, took one last adventure to the bridge to do some thinking.  ...
Not minding his own business, he peeked in front and poked out back
Not minding his own business, he peeked in front and poked out back
No clue the sticky, buzzy, beehive had piled
No clue the sticky, buzzy, beehive had piled
up... up... up... in a stack!
up...  up...  up...  in a stack
Time ticked on and soon the sun was ready for a rest
Time ticked on and soon the sun was ready for a rest
and busy Wommie Wombat thought it would be for the best to squish his way inside the homey tree house for a sleep...
and busy Wommie Wombat thought it would be for the best to squish his way inside the homey tree house for a sleep...
But what a strange surprise! He’s greeted by a ‘He he, ha ha, !’ squeeeeea k
But what a strange surprise  He   s greeted by a     He he,  ha ha,        squeeeeea k
‘Oh Wom!’ Giggled best friend Poss, ‘That costume is a scream!’ That’s probably the best of fancy dresses that I’ve ever seen!’ With that the Wommie Wombat just gave a little shrug and said...
   Oh Wom     Giggled best friend Poss,    That costume is a scream     That   s probably the best of fancy dresses that I...
‘Who’d like a grassy, squelchy, feather, honey hug!’
   Who   d like a grassy, squelchy, feather, honey hug

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The Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat More endangered than the panda! The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is critically endangered with only around 200 surviving in two wild populations - Epping Forest National Park (Scientific) in central Queensland and the Richard Underwood Nature Refuge at St George in Queensland. The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is the largest herbivorous burrowing mammal in the world. It is a nocturnal marsupial that is only found in Australia and is the largest member of the family Vombatidae which contains two other wombat species: the bare-nosed wombat and southern hairy-nosed wombat. Adult Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats may grow as large as 40 kg but the average adult weight is 32 kg. Females are slightly heavier and larger than males. Longevity in the wild is unknown but the oldest known wild Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat was at least 23 years old when captured during 2006. The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats need all the help they can get, so why not help us help them by donating to The Wombat Foundation. Your donations will contribute to research and other conservation initiatives aimed at saving the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat from extinction. Visit www.wombatfoundation.com.au today to donate or to become a member. Critically endangered ! Help the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat Photo kindly donated by Linda Dennis
The Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat More endangered than the panda  The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is critically endangered w...
Raising awareness for the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat The adorable and innocent Wom goes about his day without a care in the world. Not minding his own business, he romps through the tall grass, rolls in the squelchy clay, sticks his nose in the bowerbird’s nest and prods at the beehive in the fallen tree branches. It’s understandable that a few grass seeds and splats of clay may stick to your back unnoticed but a leafy tree branch and beehive on your head? Surely any wombat would have been able to tell. Not this Wommie Wombat, not even with a sweet trickle running down his nose. M I N T Y BAXT E R design house w w w. p o s s a n d wo m .c o m fi n d u s o n Fa c e b o ok
Raising awareness for the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat  The adorable and innocent Wom goes about his day without a care in ...