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y Diary of a Wombat single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

She sleeps. She eats. She scratches. She is training humans to become better pets. She is Mothball, a wombat with attitude.

Notes

  • Diary of a Wombat was shortlisted for the 2003 Australian Publishers' Association award for best designed children's illustrated book.
  • Prequel to Baby Wombat's Week.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2002 .
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      Extent: 1v. (unpaged)p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 2003
      ISBN: 0207198365 (pbk.), 0207199957
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Clarion Books , 2003 .
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      ISBN: 0618381368
    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
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      HarperCollins , 2003 .
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      Extent: 29p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0002005611
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2007 .
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      ISBN: 9780732286620 (hbk.), 073228662X (hbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2012 .
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      Alternative title: Diary of a Wombat : 10th Anniversary Editon
      Extent: 28p.
      Edition info: 10th anniversary slipcase edition.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Hardcover book in a slipcase.
      ISBN: 9780732295585 (hardcover book cased)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2013 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • For children.
      ISBN: 9780207199950 (hbk.), 9780207198366 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2016 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 20 June 2016
      ISBN: 9781460752425
Alternative title: Ma tu lo sai cose un vombato?
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
      c
      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Salani , 2005 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 8884514320

Works about this Work

Milking Echnidnas : A Chat With Jackie French Jenny Gorman , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 8-10)
'What a fun opportunity to be given : a chance to interview Jackie French at the recent Sydney Writer's Festival School Day in Penrith. I had only heard her speak once before, to a large school group at Katoomba several years ago. Prior to that, as a children's bookseller I had read several of her books, admired her prolific and consistent output, and vaguely noticed her bobbing up on the like of Burke's Backyard every so often. What I wasn't prepared for, that day in Katoomba, was to be blown away by listening to someone with such an interesting and vigorous mind It was the equivalent of expecting a straightforward motorway trip and instead being treated to n off-road adventure: more challenging and much more memorable.' (Author's introduction)
Worth a Thousand Words : The Top 10 Best Australian Children’s Picture Books Nicholas Reece , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 December 2013;
A Decade in Wombat Years Diana Plater , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 2012; (p. 11)
Wizards, Vampires and Elbow Grease Susanne Gervay , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 20-22)
'Writing for children and young adults requires an ability to inspire wonder combined with deep reserves of patience, says Susanne Gervay.' ()
Book News 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Herald-Sun Sunday , 18 August 2007;
Short piece reporting the gifting of Australian children's books to Princess Isabella of Denmark.
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
Children's Book Council of Australia : Review of Short-Listed Books 2003 Wendy Michaels , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 5 2003; (p. 6-17)

— Review of The Girl from the Sea James Aldridge 2002 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Song of an Innocent Bystander Ian Bone 2002 single work novel ; Walking Naked Alyssa Brugman 2002 single work novel ; Njunjul the Sun Meme McDonald Boori Pryor 2002 single work novel ; The Messenger Markus Zusak 2002 single work novel ; Where in the World Simon French 2002 single work children's fiction ; Rain May and Captain Daniel Catherine Bateson 2002 single work children's fiction ; Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg 2002 single work children's fiction ; Tom Jones Saves the World Steven Herrick 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Potato People Pamela Allen 2001 single work picture book ; Guess the Baby Simon French 2002 single work picture book ; Too Loud Lily Sofie Laguna 2002 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews 2002 single work picture book ; Bear and Chook Lisa Shanahan 2002 single work picture book ; Playmates Jane Tanner 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; Awesome! : Australian Art for Contemporary Kids Laura Murray Cree 2002 single work information book ; The Mighty Murray John Nicholson 2002 single work non-fiction ; Discover and Learn About Australian Forests and Woodlands Pat Slater 2002 single work information book ; Iron in the Blood : Convicts and Commandants in Colonial Australia Alan R. Tucker 2002 single work information book ; Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly Carole Wilkinson 2002 single work biography ; Endangered! Working to Save Animals at Risk Rick Wilkinson 2002 single work information book
Prize Pick Heidi Maier , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Potato People Pamela Allen 2001 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen 2002 single work picture book
Heidi Maier surveys the nominations for the Best Picture Book category of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards and gives her judgement on which book deserves to win the 2003 award.
Small Wonders Gail MacCallum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 August vol. 121 no. 6387 2003; (p. 83)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray 2002 single work children's fiction ; Imagine Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book
The Tunnel Crowd Bryn Barnard , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 16 November vol. 108 no. 46 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Sweet Rewards with Kids' Picks Jennifer Moran , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 December 2003; (p. 8a)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; Journey From the Centre of the Earth Isobelle Carmody 2002 single work picture book ; Home Run Paul Collins 2003 single work picture book ; Roos in Shoes Thomas Keneally 2003 single work picture book ; Two Summers John Heffernan 2003 single work picture book
Untitled Helen Woodall , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 47 no. 1 2003; (p. 27)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Books Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 November 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Untitled Liz Derouet , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 17 no. 5 2002; (p. 29)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Children's Book Council of Australia : Review of Short-Listed Books 2003 Wendy Michaels , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 5 2003; (p. 6-17)

— Review of The Girl from the Sea James Aldridge 2002 single work novel ; Painted Love Letters Catherine Bateson 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Song of an Innocent Bystander Ian Bone 2002 single work novel ; Walking Naked Alyssa Brugman 2002 single work novel ; Njunjul the Sun Meme McDonald Boori Pryor 2002 single work novel ; The Messenger Markus Zusak 2002 single work novel ; Where in the World Simon French 2002 single work children's fiction ; Rain May and Captain Daniel Catherine Bateson 2002 single work children's fiction ; Horrendo's Curse Anna Fienberg 2002 single work children's fiction ; Tom Jones Saves the World Steven Herrick 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Barrumbi Kids Leonie Robin Norrington 2002 single work children's fiction ; The Potato People Pamela Allen 2001 single work picture book ; Guess the Baby Simon French 2002 single work picture book ; Too Loud Lily Sofie Laguna 2002 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews 2002 single work picture book ; Bear and Chook Lisa Shanahan 2002 single work picture book ; Playmates Jane Tanner 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; Awesome! : Australian Art for Contemporary Kids Laura Murray Cree 2002 single work information book ; The Mighty Murray John Nicholson 2002 single work non-fiction ; Discover and Learn About Australian Forests and Woodlands Pat Slater 2002 single work information book ; Iron in the Blood : Convicts and Commandants in Colonial Australia Alan R. Tucker 2002 single work information book ; Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly Carole Wilkinson 2002 single work biography ; Endangered! Working to Save Animals at Risk Rick Wilkinson 2002 single work information book
Prize Pick Heidi Maier , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 July 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of The Potato People Pamela Allen 2001 single work picture book ; A Year on Our Farm Penny Matthews 2002 single work picture book ; Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; Old Tom's Holiday Leigh Hobbs 2002 single work picture book ; Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child Bob Graham 2002 single work picture book ; In Flanders Fields Norman Jorgensen 2002 single work picture book
Heidi Maier surveys the nominations for the Best Picture Book category of the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards and gives her judgement on which book deserves to win the 2003 award.
Small Wonders Gail MacCallum , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 August vol. 121 no. 6387 2003; (p. 83)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life) Martine Murray 2002 single work children's fiction ; Imagine Alison Lester 1989 single work picture book
The Tunnel Crowd Bryn Barnard , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 16 November vol. 108 no. 46 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Sweet Rewards with Kids' Picks Jennifer Moran , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 December 2003; (p. 8a)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book ; Journey From the Centre of the Earth Isobelle Carmody 2002 single work picture book ; Home Run Paul Collins 2003 single work picture book ; Roos in Shoes Thomas Keneally 2003 single work picture book ; Two Summers John Heffernan 2003 single work picture book
Untitled Helen Woodall , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 47 no. 1 2003; (p. 27)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Books Lucy Sussex , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 November 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
Untitled Liz Derouet , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 17 no. 5 2002; (p. 29)

— Review of Diary of a Wombat Jackie French 2002 single work picture book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Annual Awards 2003 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 47 no. 3 2003; (p. 2-12)
Book News 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Herald-Sun Sunday , 18 August 2007;
Short piece reporting the gifting of Australian children's books to Princess Isabella of Denmark.
Wizards, Vampires and Elbow Grease Susanne Gervay , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 20-22)
'Writing for children and young adults requires an ability to inspire wonder combined with deep reserves of patience, says Susanne Gervay.' ()
A Decade in Wombat Years Diana Plater , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 2012; (p. 11)
Milking Echnidnas : A Chat With Jackie French Jenny Gorman , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 28 no. 3 2013; (p. 8-10)
'What a fun opportunity to be given : a chance to interview Jackie French at the recent Sydney Writer's Festival School Day in Penrith. I had only heard her speak once before, to a large school group at Katoomba several years ago. Prior to that, as a children's bookseller I had read several of her books, admired her prolific and consistent output, and vaguely noticed her bobbing up on the like of Burke's Backyard every so often. What I wasn't prepared for, that day in Katoomba, was to be blown away by listening to someone with such an interesting and vigorous mind It was the equivalent of expecting a straightforward motorway trip and instead being treated to n off-road adventure: more challenging and much more memorable.' (Author's introduction)
Worth a Thousand Words : The Top 10 Best Australian Children’s Picture Books Nicholas Reece , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 December 2013;
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