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Wombat Divine

Title: Wombat Divine
Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Kerry Argent
Publisher: Harcourt Publishers (1999)
ISBN: 9780152020965
“It was the week before Christmas. Wombat loved Christmas. He loved the carols and the candles, the present and the pudding, but most of all he loved the Nativity Play.” Wombat wants to audition for every part in the Nativity play. But because he is too clumsy, nearsighted, sleepy and too short he can’t find the right part. “Wombat hung his head and hoped he wouldn’t cry.” His friends encourage him to be the baby Jesus in the cradle. A role that suits him perfectly.

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