This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Australian outback was facing a drought and Wally was trying to convince the commander that it was time to move the mob on. There was not enough to eat and the mob was starving to death. There were no signs of rain coming and the mob was all skin and bones. Wally had been born with a bad knee on his left leg and he was unstable on his feet. Everyone knew the consequences if they left the mob, though conditions were bleak. Jake and Peg joined Wally in his decision to leave the mob while he still had the strength. They went eastwards. Wally, Jake, and Peg felt a little nervous being away from the mob. The attack on them by five ferocious dingoes was a reminder of how dangerous things could become. The wallabies tried to stay positive and optimistic. Would they be able to evade the dingoes? Would they be able to find food and water?
The Wobbly Wallaby by Mike Skillicorn is a wonderful story of courage, perseverance, survival, and hope and it is encouraging for young readers to see how wallabies Jake, Peg, and Wally break away from the mob in search of food and water. The story has action and adventure and will keep readers glued to the book until the very end. The narration is detailed and descriptive and it makes the characters and the story vivid. The author manages to ignite a sense of urgency in readers as they follow the dangerous journey of the trio through the Australian outback and its hidden perils. The harsh conditions of the Australian outback, the dingoes, the wallabies and their will to survive make this an interesting and engaging story for children.