Riley and the Grumpy Wombat

Riley and the Grumpy Wombat

by Tania McCartney, illustrated by Kieron Pratt

Riley has discovered a wombat in his nanny’s garden.
But why is this furry creature so grumpy? Join Riley and his friends as they zoom around the stunning sights of Melbourne in search of a wombat that simply needs a place to call home.

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ISBN: 9781921665486
Publication date: September 2011
Extent: 32 pages
Format: Landscape hardcover
Price: AUD$22.95
Category: Fiction/non-fiction crossover
Age guide: 6 – 10

ISBN: 9781921665493
Publication date: September 2011
Extent: 32 pages
Format: Landscape paperback
Price: AUD$16.95
Category: Fiction/non-fiction crossover

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About the Author

Tania is an author of both adult non-fiction and children’s books. She is the creator of the Riley the Little Aviator series of travelogue picture books, and her latest books include Riley and the Grumpy Wombat: A journey around Melbourne, Australian Story: an illustrated timeline and Beijing Tai Tai: Life, laughter and motherhood in China’s capital. An ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012, Tania is an experienced magazine and Internet writer, editor, book reviewer and founder of literary site Kids Book. 

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About the Illustrator


 Kieron Pratt is a Canberra-based illustrator and cartoonist. He was born in Melbourne but moved to Canberra in 1980 with his family and has been there ever since. Pratt was inspired in his drawing by Looney Toons cartoons and by his parents who always encouraged him. He has worked for an animation company and illustrated several children's books, as well as being commissioned to redesign the maps for the National Zoo.


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