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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Diary Of A Wombat And Other Stories
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'Jackie French is an award-winning author whose books are adored by children and parents alike. She is the Australia Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and is Senior Australian of the Year for 2015. To celebrate these fantastic achievements, this special audiobook contains five of her most-loved children's books including Diary of a Wombat, The Hairy Nosed Wombat Finds a New Home, Josephine Wants to Dance, Pete the Sheep and Queen Victoria's Underpants.' (Audio summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:ABC Audio , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Diary of a Wombat, Jackie French , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), single work picture book children's
She sleeps. She eats. She scratches. She is training humans to become better pets. She is Mothball, a wombat with attitude.
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The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home, Jackie French , Sue deGennaro (illustrator), single work picture book children's

'Once upon a time, deep underground, there was a colony of wonderfully whiskery wombats who all had hairy noses. They lived in the only home for Hairy-nosed Wombats in the world. Could there ever be another home for Hairy-noses? (Publisher's blurb)

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Josephine Wants to Dance, Jackie French , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), single work picture book children's
'Josephine is a kangaroo - who loves to dance ballet. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop - but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. When a ballet troupe comes to town and both the lead ballerina and understudy are injured, Josephine's talents are called upon to help save the day. Can she do it and, more importantly, does it matter that she's a kangaroo?' (Source: publisher's teachers' notes).
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Pete the Sheep, Jackie French , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), single work picture book children's
The sheep-shearers in Shaggy Gully all have a sheep dog, but the new guy Shaun uses an extremely polite sheep named Pete.
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Queen Victoria's Underpants, Jackie French , Bruce Whatley (illustrator), single work picture book children's
'Meet Lizzy, whose family are in the clothing industry. Very few people probably know that Queen Victoria made the wearing of underpants popular. At the beginning of her reign very few women wore them. But Queen Victoria made tartans, perambulators and chloroform fashionable. By the time she died just about every woman in Britain wore underpants like hers.' (From the publisher's website.)
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Audio , 2015 .
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      Extent: 1 hr., 17 minp.
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      • Publication date 01 July 2015
      ISBN: 9781486288236
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