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WIN 1 of 20 copies of The Beach Wombat by Susannah Chambers, illustrated by Mark Jackson, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

An adventurous young wombat finds his way onto the beach before the rain arrives to send him home for dinner!

Sun on the squeaky sand

Sun on the roo

Sun on the riverland

Sun on me and…YOU!


The beach is a fascinating place for a little wombat … until the rain comes!

A heartwarming story inspired by one of Australia’s most loved national parks, Wilsons Promontory.

Author bio:

Susannah Chambers is a publisher of children’s books at Allen & Unwin. She lives in Melbourne, but regularly dreams of the beach.

Mark Jackson is an illustrator based in Melbourne. He has co-illustrated several books with his wife, Heather Potter, and their work has been featured in several exhibitions. His books, including The Snow Wombat (written by Susannah Chambers), Waves (written by Donna Rawlins and co-illustrated by Heather Potter), Platypus (written by Sue Whiting), Bilby Secrets (written by Edel Wignell) and Stuck! (written by Charlotte Calder) have been shortlisted for multiple awards, including the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards.

About Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is Australia’s leading independent publisher and has been voted “Publisher of the Year” thirteen times including the inaugural award in 1992 and eleven times since 2000.

We publish around 250 new titles each year including literary and commercial fiction, a broad range of general non fiction, academic and professional titles and books for children and young adults. Our imprints include Allen & Unwin, Albert Street Books, Crows Nest, House of Books, Inspired Living (MBS), Murdoch Books and Pier 9.


To find out more about this great read, go to www.allenandunwin.com

Please note this competition is open from 1st December 2019 until 5th January 2020 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. T. Haigh - NSW
  2. B. Ki - NSW
  3. H. Vanderwater - NSW
  4. K. Clarry - QLD
  5. M. Davis - TAS
  6. S. Fullford - VIC
  7. T. King - QLD
  8. A. Galea - QLD
  9. D. Forster - VIC
  10. D. Kinmonth - QLD
  11. C. Wood - WA
  12. A. Hall - WA
  13. S. Morris - WA
  14. S. Rackley - QLD
  15. J. Freeman - NSW
  16. P. Whitehead - SA
  17. T. Lowings - NSW
  18. L. Pannunzio - SA
  19. E. Gannon - QLD
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  • Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan. My boys loved how the animals managed to trick fox into putting all kinds of things in the stew to save their Wombat friend. Fox just loved the idea of making “a gooey, chewy, crunchy, munchy stew. Now I read to grandies!

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  • the beach wombat awsome

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  • “Snug as a Hug” by Marcia Vaughan and Pamela Lofts – this was the story we read to our children everynight when they were little to help them go to sleep and when they are older it will be the gift we give them to read to their children as well.

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