Wombats Are Pretty Weird: A (Not So) Serious Guide (Hardcover)

Wombats Are Pretty Weird: A (Not So) Serious Guide By Abi Cushman, Abi Cushman (Illustrator) Cover Image

Wombats Are Pretty Weird: A (Not So) Serious Guide (Hardcover)

By Abi Cushman, Abi Cushman (Illustrator)

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Wombats might be pretty weird, but they’re pretty awesome, too! Wombats Are Pretty Weird is funny, kid-friendly, and informative, and features sidebars, comic panels, extensive backmatter, and a map. Acclaimed author-illustrator Abi Cushman’s nonfiction debut contains everything anyone could ever possibly want to know about wombats!

Wombats are elusive, burrowing marsupials. Their teeth never stop growing, they have backward-facing pouches, and they’re the only animal to have cube-shaped poop. And if you ask their snake friend, Joey, those aren’t the only things that are weird about wombats!

Abi Cushman’s Wombats Are Pretty Weird contains informative, expressive, and funny illustrations, and offers an entertaining blend of narration, sidebars, speech balloons, and dialogue between Joey the snake and the wombats he meets in the wild. A refreshing departure from traditional informational books, Wombats Are Pretty Weird is a child-friendly guide to understanding the weird and wonderful world of wombats.

Features extensive backmatter, including a glossary.

Abi Cushman made her picture book debut with Soaked!, a Kids’ Indie Next List Top 10 pick. She has worked as a web designer and runs two popular websites of her own: My House Rabbit, a pet rabbit care site, and Animal Fact Guide, which was named a “Great Website for Kids” by the American Library Association. She is also the author of Wombats Are Pretty Weird and lives with her family in Niantic, Connecticut.



Abi Cushman made her picture book debut with Soaked!, a Kids’ Indie Next List Top 10 pick. She has worked as a web designer and runs two popular websites of her own: My House Rabbit, a pet rabbit care site, and Animal Fact Guide, which was named a “Great Website for Kids” by the American Library Association. She is also the author of Wombats Are Pretty Weird and lives with her family in Niantic, Connecticut.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063234437
ISBN-10: 0063234432
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English

“[An] informative field guide that professes not to take itself too seriously . . . Adorable, cartoonish illustrations of all three kinds of wombat, a snake sidekick named Joey (just like a baby wombat), and speech-bubble dialogue lend a layer of humor and reinforce the concepts introduced by the text." — Booklist

“Cushman combines clear, cartoonlike digital illustrations with a lucid and humorous narrative to introduce young readers to wombats. . . . The chatty text covers wombats’ herbivorous diet, their cube-shaped poop, the fact that their teeth never stop growing, and their burrow homes. Conversational balloons add information with a touch of humor . . . Appended with basic scientific facts, such as the size and weight of all three species; a glossary; and suggestions for further inquiry. . . . Entertaining and informative.” — Horn Book Magazine