One Woolly Wombat by Kerry Argent
Published by Scholastic Australia
''One Woolly Wombat sunning by the sea,
Two cuddly koalas sipping gumnut tea...''
With a true blue Aussie flavour, we count fourteen kinds of animals on their adventures from the bush, to the outback and the ocean. As the book goes on, the numbers ascend and the groups of animals grow respectively. For example, there are four dancing kangaroos, five pesky platypuses, six cheeky possums, seven emu footy players, and so on. There is also room for humour, including culinary goannas, riddle-writing kookaburras and crazy counting cockatoos!
Kerry Argent's illustrations are simply stunning with their bold, bright colours, differing perspectives and layouts that allow for easy counting practice.
'One Woolly Wombat' enables young readers to interact with the book, become familiar with Australian flora and fauna, and reinforce basic mathematical skills, all while enjoying this visual feast.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author & Illustrator: Kerry Argent
Title: One Woolly Wombat
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: March 2014