“Wombat Said Come In” is a heartwarming tale that takes readers on a journey of friendship and kindness. In this article, we explore the delightful world of Wombat and his animal friends as they open their hearts and homes to welcome others. The book celebrates the power of compassion and inclusivity, teaching valuable lessons to young readers. Join us as we uncover the charm of “Wombat Said Come In” and the joy it brings to both children and adults alike.
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Hi, this is Patrice Badami, with Acorn to Tree Children’s Book Review. Today I have a book. It’s called Wombat Said Come In, and it’s written by Carmen Agra Deedie, she is a New York Times best selling author. The illustrations are from Brian Lies, he’s a New York Times Best Selling illustrator and Caldicott honoree. Now, what I want to tell you about this story is it’s actually based on a true story. In 2020, there were lots of fires in Australia. When the the grounds cooled down after these fires, rescue animal rescuers went in, and they found a wombats nest, and they were able to when they opened it up, they found all different types of animals. So here is this really cute.story. It begins with a wombat who is safe in his little borough. One by one, these different animals come into the wombats burrow. They ask the wombat for shelter, and they ask for tea, and for food and he keeps giving it to them being a very nice host. But by the end of the story, it gets to be a little bit much. So there’s another story within this story. So it’s based on the true story about this wombat in Australia who shares his den with many different animals and the fires of 2020. But my interpretation is the other thing that’s an underlying theme in this book is wombat is very gracious, he’s a wonderful host, he shares his home. But after a while, some of these guests get to be a little bit too much for the wombat. They kind of take advantage of him and he needs to start learning to put up his boundaries. One by one he asks his little friends, to leave once the wild fires are put out. Some of the animals leave. At the very end, he finds one friend who needs something else from him. So you’ll find out when you read the story. But it’s a beautiful book about the actual wildfires to keep everybody abreast of that to be aware of how wildfires can really hurt wildlife and how in this book, it’s also sharing with children about boundaries, being nice as great being a terrific host but then you know, you have to think about your needs too. And at the end of the story, he feels a little bit better when most of the guests have left and you’ll read the story and find out what happens at the very end. This is a beautiful story once again. Wombat Said Come In by Carmen Agra, Deedie and the illustrations are from Brian Lies.