The adventures of the Wombles who live underground and collect the things that untidy humans leave behind.
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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 stories would encourage children to fight pollution and to think up ways of 'making good use of bad rubbish'. In fact, the Wombles so charmed the nation that they were chosen as the mascots for the Tidy Britain campaign. Since then they have had their own television series, first broadcast on Jackanory. Elisabeth Beresford was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1998. Bernard Cribbins is the voice of the Wombles. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011 for his services to drama. www.thewomblesbooks.comReview:
No kid should grow up without having the Wombles in their lives Bookbag Endearing adventures involving gathering and sorting rubbish, braving meetings with humans and dogs and, in the nicest possible way, making sure the world is a better place Julia Eccleshare, Love Reading 4 Kids Time has not lessened their charm and children reading them for the first time will be delighted Scotsman Today's children will be as charmed as their parents by Great Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Bungo and Tobermory and their quest to recycle rubbish and put it to good use Daily Express
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Book Description Ward Lock Educational, 1977. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Cover clean with light shelf wear and gentle signs of use. Pages clean with no folds or creases with a little light reading use. Solid Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 20-MYEE-FOTO