Wombat Divine by Mem Fox is one of Australia’s most popular picture books about Christmas, by one of Australia’s leading children’s authors. Wombat is finally old enough to be part of the Nativity Play (his favourite part of Christmas), and he excitedly goes to auditions to try out for any part he can. Despite his enthusiasm Wombat just can’t find the role for him, but before he can get too downhearted Bilby comes up with the perfect idea: Wombat would be a divine Baby Jesus.
Kerry Argent’s bright and detailed illustrations of the scenery and the Australian bush animals are rich in colour and life, and truly impart the excitement of Christmas.
Wombat Divine comes in regular paperback at $16 and mini hardback at $17.