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Title:
Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
Author:
Churchill, Vicki.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 110950.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.6 1 Quiz: 25932 Guided reading level: F.
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ISBN:
9780806979434
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Sometimes I like to curl up in a ball
So no one can see me
because I'm so small.
Little wombat spends a day doing favorite things--what could they be? Are they your favorites, too? Let's look and see! He especially enjoys walking around and around, and doing a pigeon step till he falls down. Or sticking out his pink tongue--and pulling funny faces (now that can be fun)! And maybe he'll jump just as high as he can, and see how much noise he will make when he lands. But when the day ends and the sun starts to fall...he goes back home to mama and curls into a ball. Good night! Soft-toned illustrations portray an endearing little wombat and the warm and friendly world around him--and every page is filled with charming details that stand up to repeat viewings: cute mice, rabbits and turtles peering from behind tall grass, marching pigeons, and a menagerie of other adorable animals. The images, along with the lyrically rhyming text, combine to make a sweet-spirited bedtime story to ease young ones to sleep.


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

With a repertoire of comic expressions worthy of Nathan Lane, a plump wombat invites readers to join with him and his pals (which include a koala, a mole and a frog) in a full day of unbridled goofing off. This book from a British duo is silly to the core, but it's also a pointed paean to the power of unscheduled play. Along with curling up like a ball, "so no one can see me because I'm so small," the wombat also explains in simple couplets that sometimes the hero likes to "walk round and round" with pigeons until he falls down dizzy, cover himself in mud and make faces. In the middle of the book the friends hold a race, and it's clear that Fuge relishes the opportunity to show each sprinter striving for a highly idiosyncratic personal best (a centipede marching in close second will illicit giggles) while a gallery of insects cheers. Wombat ends his day doing "what I do best of all," curled up beside his loving mom in their tree trunk home. After working so hard at having fun, no one will begrudge this little ball of bonhomie a well-deserved rest. Ages 2-5. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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