We're delighted to welcome author-illustrator Maddie Frost to launch a brand-new graphic novel series with eye-catching art, humor, and charm. In her first book, WOMBATS!: GO CAMPING, a hilarious and dramatic cast of animal characters tackle the time-honored question…Camping or Glamping? Best friends Albert and Pickles embark on a camping trip adventure with plenty of mishaps, twists, and giggles along the way. Cheerful, hilarious, and wholesome – WOMBATS!: GO CAMPING is perfect for fans of Baloney and Friends, Narwhal and Jelly, the Jack books, animal lovers, and families who relate to those camping trip woes. Maddie will do a reading, drawing demo, talk about her inspiration behind the book, and answer questions.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Albert and Pickles are an unlikely pair of besties going on their first camping adventure but have VERY different expectations. Albert is ready to camp the old-fashioned way while Pickles thinks he’s going to a five-star resort under the stars. Pickles is going to have to find a way to cope in the wilderness for one whole night, but luckily, Albert is there to assist in pitching a tent, cooking by the fire, and embracing the great outdoors.
While navigating their way through the rest of this camping trip, Albert and Pickles run into their old friend, Platters the platypus, who is in search of the Woolly Moon Beast—a legendary ferocious creature. Together, they must reunite a lost baby koala with its mama while this potentially dangerous predator looms at large in the woods.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maddie Frost is a children's author-illustrator from Massachusetts. Her books focus on funny characters and are packed with heart. Most of Maddie's ideas come from emotional and personal places that are spun into a hilarious story. She uses her anxious and worried brain to make art and relate to readers of all ages. When Maddie is not making books, she's hanging out with her two pups, Mozzy and Remy.