The Wombles live in a beautifully snug, well-ordered and cosy burrow underneath Wimbledon Common - the perfect base from which to sort and recycle all the rubbish that unthinking humans constantly drop. But the Wombles' peaceful and harmonious existence is suddenly under threat. The heavy lorries that thunder along the roads near the Common make the burrow shake and tremble so much that it is no longer safe for the Wombles to live there. With a heavy heart, Great Uncle Bulgaria decides that the Wombles will have to move from the burrow that they have lived in for many, many years. And it is up to young Bungo and Orinoco to bravely sally forth and try to locate a new home for the Wombles...
This is Book 1 in the The Wombles Series. See all The Wombles books here.
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Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Wombles characters when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. She started sketching out the characters that day: Great Uncle Bulgaria was based on her father-in-law, Tobermory on her brother (an inventor), Orinoco on her son, and Madame Cholet on her mother. She hoped that the Wombles stori...More about Elisabeth Beresford
JAN PAGE is a freelance writer, drama worker and arts adminstrator. She has run hundreds of drama and writing workshops for children over the years and has been an event organiser for large-scale events, including international circus, music and firework concerts! A regular scriptwriter for BBC TV's PLAYDAYS, she has written eleven plays for young audiences....More about Nick Price