Room for More (Hardcover)

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By Michelle Kadarusman, Maggie Zeng (Illustrator)
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wombats, two wallabies, a koala, and a tiger snake humorously squeeze into one
burrow--and reveal important truths about environmental disasters and the
importance of welcoming refugees. When a
fire sweeps through the Australian bush, wombats Dig and Scratch are glad to
have a cool, damp burrow to keep them safe. But Dig notices that other animals
are not so lucky. When Dig invites a wallaby mother and her joey to shelter with
them, Scratch grumbles. When Dig beckons to a koala, Scratch complains. And
when Dig welcomes in a tiger snake, Scratch is fit to be tied--but Dig is sure
there's always room for more. And when the rains come to douse the fire and
bring a new threat of flooding, a crowd of creatures may turn out to be just
what the wombats need.

by stories of animals sheltering in wombat burrows when her homeland of
Australia experienced devastating fires, award-winning author Michelle
Kadarusman gets young readers up close and personal with Australian wildlife.
Illustrator Maggie Zeng brings the creatures to life with a generous dose of
personality as they squeeze together in the burrow and work together
aboveground. Extensive back matter includes information about wildfires, a
glossary of animals, and age-appropriate context about environmental disasters
and the work that is being done--including a renewal of Indigenous land
practices--to prevent them.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781772782523
ISBN-10: 1772782521
Publisher: Pajama Press
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English