WOMBATS by Barbara Triggs


Age Range: 8 - 12
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 Like Stodart's book on the echidna (above), a delightful Australian import about a uniquely Australian animal. The wombat, nearest relative to the koala, is a kind of waddling teddy bear; a marsupial, it has a backward-facing pouch in which its bean- sized embryo grows--as shown here in an outstanding color-photo sequence. Like Stodart, Triggs covers special adaptations and endangered habitat and includes a wealth of excellent, appealing photos. Range maps. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-395-55993-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1991