Review Blog

Nov 21 2013

The Wombles by Elisabeth Beresford

cover image

Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN 9781408826485.
Highly recommended to all ages, with the text aimed at readers - girls and boys - aged 8+. Who remembers The Wombles? I do. The Wombles is a gorgeous book with an accompanying CD of stories and would make a lovely Christmas gift. It is set out in chapters and introduces the readers to the Wombles. Each chapter involves a different Womble and tells of their adventures as they battle the rubbish left behind by humans. It is one large story about the Wombles and a great way for parents to share their childhood. It would be a great read for the classroom - especially with its theme of recycling - and would be good for using as a model for story writing. Teachers could have their students writing their own Womble story and creating their own Wombles.
Kylie Kempster

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Branford Boase Award longlist 2020
Printz Award 2020
Newbery Medal 2020
Caldecott Medal 2020
Best Fiction for Young Adults List 2020
Costa Children's Book Award 2019

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Children's Laureate's charter