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Renee Treml

Once I Heard a Little Wombat

Once I Heard a Little Wombat

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An Australian bedtime classic reimagined. This book offers a whimsical journey through Australia's unique landscapes and introduces children to our distinctly Australian animals: a sugar glider, bilby, Tasmanian devil, platypus and wombat. Combining lyrical rhyme and action words, young readers are invited to read along and act out the movements as these baby Australian animals eat, play, and settle down for nap time.

WINNER of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2016.


  • Board Book
  • 24 pages

Praise for the Book

“And as well as being a beautiful object, Once I Heard a Little Wombat generously provides almost everything a parent or carer for a toddler could ask for in a story: movement prompts, a bold and contrasting subject for each spread, varying colour backgrounds, sounds (and just the right amount of repetition), voices, rhyme, first person narrative and can't you just imagine it as a song? Once I Heard a Little Wombat is a deceptively sophisticated combination of art and aesthetic, with thoughtful and studied consideration of audience. It is exactly what a board book should be!” - The Little Bookroom.

“This delightful board book will engage young listeners at lots of levels as they gently learn about the names and habits of five very different Australian animals. The simple, rhyming text includes action verbs to encourage young listeners to engage in language as well as the action which is demonstrated in the pictures. Delightful for parents to share many repeat readings with their young children.” - Chloe Mauger, Reading Time.

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About the Author

Renee Treml

American-born Renée Treml moved to Australia in 2007, where she was immediately captivated by the unique wildlife. Drawing on her background in ecology, Renee began writing stories and creating illustrations that focused on Australian animals and thir surrounding environment.

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