Read Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan Pamela Lofts Online


A dingo intent on making wombat stew receives cooking suggestions from the other animals, unaware that they are protecting their fellow creature....

Title : Wombat Stew
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9780382092114
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Wombat Stew Reviews

  • Maxwell Rae
    2018-10-30 22:23

    This is a really fun book to hear mummy read to me. I liked hearing all the animals with their different accents. I’m not sure who my favourite is between the French Blue Tongue Lizard and the Bogan Koala. There is also a fun song to sing along too, and even some written music in the back so mum can play it for me on her piano.

  • Crystal Dawn
    2018-11-01 02:24

    When I was in the book store very recently, I saw this book on the sale table and nostalgia just brimmed out of me. I showed it to my fiance and surprisingly he had never heard of the book. It's fantastic!! I NEED to go back and get it! It's just brilliant! The story, moral, catchy rhyme and beautiful illustrations have been pieced together perfectly to create this book! It could be just rote, but the pages have all left such an impression on me I'm certain the book is forever in my head, word for word and picture for picture. (Guy Montag, I'm ready for when you want to pick me up, I've memorized my book). I recommend it to everyone, from every country. This is just one of those childhood books I think everyone should know. A beautiful piece of Australian culture that I am definitely proud of, Mate.

  • Brandon
    2018-10-22 05:29

    I did not appreciate the villainization of the dingo in this story. While I acknowledge that animals in general don't wish to be eaten, it is also unfair that the dingo couldn't get something to eat. (view spoiler)[Look, I'm going to be real with you here. The ending of this book is pure rubbish. You think it's a happy ending, right? The wombat is saved! But look kid, they poisoned that poor dingo. They POISONED him. Do you know what's going to happen to that guy? He's going to crawl around the woods for a few hours, melting slowly and agonizingly from the inside out. All because some jerk wombat couldn't take one for the team. (hide spoiler)]Still a pretty good book. I recommend it.

  • ✿ cassandra ✿
    2018-10-16 04:24

    My Mum also used to read this picture book to me all the time. She would also use a funny voice. Everytime she would sing theWombat Stew song at the back of the book.We had some great memories with this book. I also read it in kindy at school and still loved it! :)

  • Brandielle
    2018-11-07 05:50

    My husband read the song with his own melody and the kids were singing it for days. A fun book. :)

  • Jasmine
    2018-10-24 06:47

    Childhood favourite, this book means so much to me.

  • Jacinda
    2018-11-14 23:29

    Great Aussie children's book that should be in your child's collection. You can really play your voice in this story and even get into a bit of singing.

  • Monique
    2018-11-05 00:50

    I have read this so many times I've lost count to the kids at school. They absolutely adore it! The words, they rhyming, the pictures, all of it! Me myself, I've never read this until this year and it's an okay book for me. But considering it's for the kids who cares about my opinion! Kids love this.

  • Louise
    2018-11-10 00:21

    Someone should let the dingo know that wombats aren't very tasty.

  • Tracey
    2018-11-12 01:41

    Repetition is great for little people. When you have to read this book over and over again, not so good. I may have skipped paragraphs, pages, plot points. Who knows?

  • Krystal
    2018-11-02 06:45

    Another of my faves as a kid. Such a great book with craziness and some memorable Aussie furry friends! Loved the rhyming and just the ridiculousness of it. Definitely a winner for young Aussie kids!

  • Chandra
    2018-11-04 23:23

    An Aussie children's classic if ever there was one. This book is a wonderful romp and an all-time favorite!

  • Emkoshka
    2018-11-13 22:40

    Reread on 21 October 2017.Read with my Turkish host family's children. The 3-year-old loved this one so much that he dragged me to the piano after the first reading to play him the 'Wombat Stew' song. Then he made me read it another four times over the course of the morning. After reading it word for word the first two times, I made up my own versions the next three times and improved it with some rhythmic rhymes, eg. 'bugs and slugs and witchety grubs'. It was a thrill for me to see an Australian children's book received so well by a Turkish child!Original review from 29 October 2013:A fun one to read aloud with children, who'll love the catchy wombat stew chant. Every Australian child encounters this book at some point, it seems. Why wombat doesn't just amble away while dingo's attention is elsewhere beats me, but then there wouldn't be a story, I guess!

  • Jack Kirby and the X-man
    2018-11-14 05:33

    A story of how the wombat's friends managed to outwit a rather dim dingo to stop him being slow-cooked in a stew. Each animal recommends their favourite ingredient (ideally one that would taste gross!) for the stew. (incidentally many of the recommendations are not actually eaten by the recommending animal (eg platypi don't actually eat mud, blue tongue lizards are rarely quick enough to catch flies, I doubt emus eat emu feathers, and koalas don't eat gumnuts...)The little ditty is a recurring element through the book - and I'm sure as X-man gets a bit older he'll be singing along. I really like that tune for the ditty is provided on the last page as sheet music. (Although it does highlight that the last time I read sheet music was more than 15 years ago - so I required some assistance to interpret it!)

  • Carol
    2018-10-17 05:33

    This book is fun, well-known, and has curricular connections/lesson plans available on the web. It appears to be a favorite for readers theatre. The mysterious eyes in the tree cavity were what engaged the curiosity of my young reader. The eyes, it turned out, belonged to a kookaburra bird. The tree was a gum tree. Soon after reading this book we met a kookaburra bird at the zoo! And that was the extent of what appealed to our two year old reader. She may like more of this book as she gets older. We read through this book once and it was not met with the request, "Again, please."

  • Alicia Evans
    2018-10-28 00:32

    A dingo gets the idea to have wombat stew and he vows to make the tastiest stew ever, all the while singing a little song. Various animals come up to him and tell him that his stew isn't done yet and that he needs to add things to make it better before he can add the terrified wombat. With the fun song and the silly antics, readers will enjoy the worry over the wombat's fate. I wouldn't advise reading the whole version aloud to a group of kids though. I did read a portion and everyone loved it, but the entire book is just far too long.

  • Nhi
    2018-10-23 22:42

    A fun and timeless book that might already be on every Australian child's bookshelf. Loved the illustrations, style, and of course the rhyme that will be engraved into your mind and will remain there even when you're an adult. You will be surprised that you will still know the words to the catchy wombat stew song even if you've read the story once or twice a lifetime ago.

  • Sarah
    2018-10-30 22:47

    I love the illustrations in this book and how Australian the story is. All of the animals are native to Australia, and that just makes the story even more special to people like me who are Australian. I also love how the animals work together to prevent the wombat from becoming the dingo's wombat stew.

  • Esther
    2018-11-09 23:30

    One of my all time favorite books as a child. For a primary talent show my brothers and I turned the characters into puppets and turn the text into a script. There is even a page of music in the book of the song the dingo sings that we learned and sang. This book began my love of wombats and I was reminded it by the other cute wombat book: The Diary of a Wombat

  • Paula
    2018-11-10 06:29

    Funny story which includes all the animals in Australia. They are helping the wombat who was caught by the Dingo who is planning to make wombat stew. It has a repetition of a couple of lines and in the back of the book there is some music set to those lines.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-06 06:45

    This was a random find at the library, and it is well worth tracking down even though it's an oldie (published 1984). We love it–the dingo gets outsmarted over and over and the story works in a repeating chorus that everyone can sing along with. We love wombat books : )

  • Tara Calaby
    2018-10-18 04:39

    This was a very popular Big Book when I was in primary school, so goodness knows how many times I ended up reading it in group activities! I think my mother used to have a copy for HER teaching as well.

  • Stina
    2018-10-30 23:42

    Book #46 for 2013This clever little tale is not terribly unlike The Gruffalo. It may be a little predictable for older children, but it's probably a lot of fun for little ones. And the Aussie slang is cool.

  • Theresa
    2018-11-09 22:40

    wombat stue by marica vaughn is a cute introduction story for kindergarten students, shows animals in Australia, has a cute song that they repeat. and teaches kids about different diets of animals down under.

  • Ulla
    2018-10-21 02:42

    Nice story (with some rhymes) with nice animal illustrations in which other australian animals save the Wombat from ending up in the Dingo's stew. I only feel sorry for the Dingo. He's not so clever after all. Picture book for little children.

  • Kendra Horton
    2018-11-03 02:44

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!

  • Wayne Farmer
    2018-11-10 00:43

    An amusing Australian story for kids - this is the sort of book I would have loved to have read to my daughter in Australia had I had the chance.

  • Amanda Reynolds
    2018-10-27 23:42

    Best children's book ever

  • Pam
    2018-11-06 05:38

    Sweet! Wombats are lovely creatures, as are possums!

  • Melissa
    2018-10-21 03:49

    Australian authorAustralian animals