going to wombats house

Amongst our forests and woodlands there are untouched pockets where time stands still.
This is a story of one such place and the creatures that dwell there.
This is the story of Bollygum.

Set in the Australian bush, the story introduces young readers to some of Australia’s unique flora and fauna. It is a tale of mateship, courage and adventure with an environmental message.

Written and Illustrated by Garry Fleming, Bollygum has captured the hearts of Australian children since it was first published in 1995. In 2013 Bollygum was chosen as one of the gifts given by the Victorian Government to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, on the birth of Prince George.

The book was designed to read one page per night to younger children or for older children to read themselves, because of this, we have found that the reading age for Bollygum spans from 5-11 years.


Publishing Director: Leonie Weldon
Managing Editor: Ian Cockerill
Designer: Astri Baker

Copyright Weldon Kids Pty Ltd
First Published 1995
Published & Distributed by: Scholastic Australia

National Library of Australia
Cataloguing-in publication Data

ISBN 1 875875 06 9
ISBN 1 875875 08 5 (paperback)

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  1. I cried when I first saw Bollygum at Dorrigo rainforest centre and had to buy it for my daughter. I was emotional – on a rest day from big bush fires. But it moved me so much- the paintings and a few words. I read it to my daughter nearly every night for about 12 months. She adored it. I loved saying “rather round rump” and lisping as the goanna

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