The Worrisome Wombat

Written by Bronwen Scarffe
Illustrated by Leanne Flemming

Reviewed by Victor H. (age 9)

This story is about a wombat that worried about everything. He was worried about his friends. Koala was on the top of the tree. Wombat said, "Do you have to climb so high? You might have a terrible accident!" Whenever Wombat saw Emu settling down over his eggs, Wombat worried that he would break them. His friends felt mad, unhappy and annoyed because Wombat kept on asking the same questions every day. So, the next day when they saw Wombat, they ran away from him. Wombat feels sad because of this so he goes into hiding.

My favorite part was when Dingo, Koala, Kangaroo, Emu, and Wombat became friends again because having friends is fun. Friends are important because if you need them they can do things for you and play with you. As I read the book, I felt good because the story is about animals and because of their good friendship. Kangaroo is my favorite character because I like jumping just like kangaroos do.

I think other people should read this book because they might like animals or worry about animals like the Wombat did. You should read this book because animals are fun to play with and read about.

Victor H. is a member in The Technology and Learning Center @ the Armory's PAL/CSD 6 Summer Camp II (1999-2000)