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Witch & Wombat

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Hardcover
$18.99 US
10.44"W x 10.31"H x 0.41"D   | 16 oz | 24 per carton
On sale Jul 04, 2023 | 40 Pages | 978-0-593-56963-4
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
Reading Level: Lexile AD480L | Fountas & Pinnell P
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Every witch will want a wombat after reading this humorous picture book perfect for little readers who want a new pet!

Wilma, a young witch, cannot wait to get her very first cat! But when the pet store is fresh out of kittens, Wilma brings home. . . a wombat?! What a CAT-astrophe! A wombat is nothing like a cat, but maybe if Wilma puts cat ears on the little critter, no one will notice. . . . (Spoiler alert: they do.)

This bright and fun picture book teaches young witches that our differences can be our strengths when we have an open mind!
"A spellbinding tale that encourages readers to accept—and celebrate—what makes us different." —Kirkus Reviews

"With a valuable lesson to accept others as they are, this story is great for any children’s collection, any time of year." —School Library Journal

"Belote’s digitally rendered vignettes bring to mind classic comedy animation throughout this lesson about overcoming bias and leaning into possibility." —Publishers Weekly

"[A] lighthearted and heartwarming allegory about acceptance." —The Horn Book
ASHLEY BELOTE is the author-illustrator of Witch & Wombat, The Me Tree, and Listen Up, Louella. She also illustrated picture books like Frankenslime and Valenslime. Ashley studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. She also serves as the regional illustrator coordinator for the Carolinas chapter of SCBWI. View titles by Ashley Belote

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Every witch will want a wombat after reading this humorous picture book perfect for little readers who want a new pet!

Wilma, a young witch, cannot wait to get her very first cat! But when the pet store is fresh out of kittens, Wilma brings home. . . a wombat?! What a CAT-astrophe! A wombat is nothing like a cat, but maybe if Wilma puts cat ears on the little critter, no one will notice. . . . (Spoiler alert: they do.)

This bright and fun picture book teaches young witches that our differences can be our strengths when we have an open mind!

Praise

"A spellbinding tale that encourages readers to accept—and celebrate—what makes us different." —Kirkus Reviews

"With a valuable lesson to accept others as they are, this story is great for any children’s collection, any time of year." —School Library Journal

"Belote’s digitally rendered vignettes bring to mind classic comedy animation throughout this lesson about overcoming bias and leaning into possibility." —Publishers Weekly

"[A] lighthearted and heartwarming allegory about acceptance." —The Horn Book

Author

ASHLEY BELOTE is the author-illustrator of Witch & Wombat, The Me Tree, and Listen Up, Louella. She also illustrated picture books like Frankenslime and Valenslime. Ashley studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. She also serves as the regional illustrator coordinator for the Carolinas chapter of SCBWI. View titles by Ashley Belote

Witch & Wombat

Every witch will want a wombat after reading this humorous picture book perfect for little readers who want a new pet! Wilma, a young witch, cannot wait to get her very first cat! But when the pet store is fresh out of kittens, Wilma brings home. . . a wombat?! What a CAT-astrophe! A wombat

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