Wombat Said Come In
by Carmen Agra Deedy
illustrated by Brian Lies
Australian bushfires roar above Wombat’s home. He is fortunate that his burrow is deep below ground and he is safe. He snuggles under his crazy quilt and drinks his tea. Soon his frightened friend Wallaby shows up at his door. “Oh Wombat! I c-c-can’t reach my home! M-m-may I stay with you awhile?”
Wombat pauses only for a tick of the clock, and says, “Come in!”
Then, one by one, five uniquely Australian animals – the Wallaby, a Kookaburra, a Platypus, a Koala, and a Sugar Glider – seek refuge from the fires, and Wombat welcomes them all.
The Margaret Quinlin Books imprint launches with a delightful picture book from New York Times bestselling author Carmen Agra Deedy and Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times best-selling illustrator Brian Lies.
★ “The dry wit of the text is matched by art that is both detailed in illustrating each animal and hilarious in showing poor Wombat’s trials. . . . A superb read-aloud balancing messages about the environment and generosity with humor and heart.”—Kirkus Reviews