The Worrisome Wombat
by Bronwen Scarffe
Illustrated by Leanne Flemming
Reviewed by Steven S. (age 8)
Steven S. is a member in The Technology and Learning Center @ the Armory's PAL/CSD 6 Summer Camp II (1999-2000)
This story is about a Wombat who worries about his friends. He worries about Koala. He tells him, "Do you have to climb so high? You might have a terrible accident!" Whenever he saw Emu settling down over her eggs, he would say, "Do you have to wriggle so much?" His friends feel angry with him because he worries too much. The animals didn't listen to Wombat and they ran away from him every time they saw him. Wombat feels sad because his friends run away from him and he feels lonely. He runs back to his burrow and hides there for a long time. Then his friends look for him.
My favorite part is when Dingo went into the hills. I like this part because Wombat tells him "Why do you have to go so far? You might get lost." I like that part because Wombat doesn't know that Dingo is going to look for food. I felt happy because it is about friendship. My favorite character is Dingo because he is yellow in color and that is one of my favorite colors.
I recommend this book to you because it is about animals and about friendship. If you have had a fight with one of your friends, you might want to read this book because it shows you how important friends are.