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Summary

The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent 40 winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common into something useful; Madame Cholet, who cooks the most delicious and natural foods to keep the Wombles happy and contented; and last but not least, Bungo, one of the youngest and cheekiest Wombles of all, who has much to learn and is due to venture out onto the Common on his own for the very first time.…

©2011 Elisabeth Beresford (P)2012 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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  • EC W
  • Hove, United Kingdom
  • 20-04-13

Lovely in a Winnie-the-Poo sort of a way

This is a series of short stories, rather than one long one; perfect for a stop/start car journeys. It's ideal for younger audiences. If you like Winnie-the-Poo, then you'll love this. Lots of furry little creatures getting into scrapes - but nothing too frightening. Also Bernard Cribbins has a wonderful voice. Could listen to him for hours. Even my 7 yr old (Ben 10, Biker Mice from Mars) was enjoying it!

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  • nadia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 07-04-13

A trip down Memory lane

I have fond memories of watching the Wombles on TV when I was a child and so downloaded it recently for my two sons.



They both LOVED it and the youngest one listens to these stories over and over! Interestingly I also found them some of the original TV programmes, but these haven't held them nearly as well as the audiobooks!



One of the best audiobooks I've downloaded! Well done

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Stories to soothe the inner child

What made the experience of listening to The Wombles the most enjoyable?

These are the same stories i read as a child. And now my son gets to hear them too and the narration makes this the perfect book for my son to sit an relax with.

What about Bernard Cribbins’s performance did you like?

Bernard Cribbins has such a soothing an calming tone. This book really seems to help my son settle down. The smiles tell me he enjoys it.

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EPIC

I love 💕 this book 📚😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻so good wombels are great 👍 I so believe In them so peaceful it really makes me feel sleepy 💤 and

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Wimbledon Wombles👍

I dunno but I know I love it also i 💭 that it's nice and calming 😆





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Wombleful!

It was so lovely to discover all the wonderful Wombleful characters again. The story follows Bungo's first year as a working Womble.
The stories are written so well that even as an adult I enjoyed them all.

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The best!!

Brilliant stories, extremely well read, I fall asleep to them every night without fail as they calm me. I never read the books as a child but remember the TV series. They are even more fascinating for adults and anyone who likes children's books will love these stories.
I hope audible publishes all the other books , and as a film is due out in future here's hoping. . . I think there is 1 other publishing but it's only 48 mins so I haven't purchased it yet.

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Wonderful old fashioned story

The whole family enjoyed this. As the setting is still very modern everyone can imagine the Wombles living near us.

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Fabulous children's book

The kids and I really enjoyed the lovable Wombles. It's a great, interesting story read beautifully.

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Fabulous


I recommend the wombles to anyone whose kids won't go to sleep at night. It's super funny and relaxed at the same time!!! This book will take you away on a magical adventure. There are lessons being told almost all the time about recycling, friendship and much MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kehrin
  • 03-05-16

Charming

Would you consider the audio edition of The Wombles to be better than the print version?

I wouldn't say one version is better than another, but Bernard Cribbins does a great job narrating, and we can listen as a family and enjoy the book together (one of the things we love about audio books in general).

What other book might you compare The Wombles to and why?

The story reminded us of a combination of The Wind in the Willows, The Borrowers, A Bear Called Paddington, the hobbits from Tolkien, and Fraggle Rock

Any additional comments?

We thought this story was just adorable. We did laugh out loud several times. We'd like to hear more of the Wombles books, especially if they're narrated by Bernard Cribbins, for it's nice to have the continuity in a series.