WANDA OUT YONDER
IN THE SOUTH WEST
WA's must have storybook!
Wanda, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, has been stuck in a bit of a rut lately. She's lived in Western Australia her whole life but had not ventured further than her National Park, except to visit her relatives in South Australia. With an inquisitive and independent spirit, she's now eager for a grand adventure!
Embark on a marvellous journey alongside Wanda as she sets off through the breathtaking South West of WA. On this captivating quest, you'll have the opportunity to meet Wanda's new friends, discover unique WA animals through fun search-and-find activities and be amazed by the natural beauty of the region as we venture with Wanda... out yonder.
48 beautiful pages of Western Australian adventure. 200 gsm satin pages, perfect bound with a glossy, hard cover. This delightful book celebrates the essence of friendship and the thrill of discovery in South West WA.
MEET WANDA, THE SOUTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBAT
LET'S TALK ABOUT WOMBATS!
Wombats are marsupials, only found in Australia, and are among the largest burrowing mammals in the world. They are the Koala’s closest relatives. Wombats are herbivores, eating a variety of grasses, shrubs and roots.
Hairy-nosed wombats don’t have hair on their noses, but they do have short hair in their nostrils. They are expert diggers and although they look slow, can run 40km per hour!
LEARN ABOUT OUR ANIMALS
Learn about Wanda's new friends as she meets them at some of the South West's most beautiful locations, including Esperance, Margaret River, Busselton, Pemberton and Rottnest Island.
SEARCH & FIND WITH WANDA
There's over 30 animals throughout the story for you and your children to find as you journey with Wanda.
Can you find them all?
The inside cover shows the original concept sketches of the characters for children to see how they characters started.
Western Australia is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife, found nowhere else on the planet. Sadly, Australia has lost more mammal species to extinction than any other continent. My goal is to inspire children, (and their parents) with a glimpse of our beautiful and unique wildlife in the hope, that they too will share a passion to care for, respect and protect our environment. After all, this is the only home we have, and it’s our responsibility to ensure it is still here for future generations.
~ ALEISHA ZAPPIA