Bedtime Storytime with Carmen Agra Deedy - Wombat Said Come In

Join us for a Bedtime Storytime with author Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrator Brian Lies! Carmen and Brian will tell stories and read from their new picture book, Wombat Said Come In, about a kindhearted wombat who offers refuge to a parade of animal friends during an Australian bushfire. It's a delightful new picture book from New York Times best-selling creators Carmen Agra Deedy and Brian Lies. We'll have milk & cookies and other surprises, so wear your best pajamas and bring a blanket to stretch out on the floor!

Tickets / Details

Join us at the First Baptist Church Decatur on Saturday, November 12th at 7pm! Doors will open for seating at 6:45pm.

Bedtime storytime will be held in Carreker Hall at First Baptist Church Decatur. If you park on the sealed lot side of the church, enter the building under the porte cochère. Masks will be required unless actively eating or drinking.

While admission to this event is free and open to the public, advanced registration is required. Please reserve a ticket here for each member in your party. When registering, you will have the option to purchase a copy of this book.

About the Book

A kindhearted wombat offers refuge to a parade of animal friends during an Australian bushfire in a delightful new picture book from New York Times best-selling creators Carmen Agra Deedy and Brian Lies.

Australian bushfires roar above Wombat’s home. He is fortunate that his burrow is deep below ground and he is safe. He snuggles under his crazy quilt and drinks his tea.

Then, one by one, five uniquely Australian animals – Wallaby, Kookaburra, Platypus, Koala, and Sugar Glider – seek refuge from the fires, and Wombat welcomes them all.

When you have the heart of a wombat, there’s always room for one more!

Fellowship, empathy, and adorable Australian animals star in this delightfully heartwarming and funny story about help in the time of trouble from author Carmen Agra Deedy (14 Cows for America, The Library Dragon, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!) and Caldecott Honoree Brian Lies (The Rough Patch, Bats at the Beach).

The book will delight children with Deedy’s engaging story and Lies masterfully rendered animals. It is an ideal read-aloud for adults seeking a story with humor and heart. Generosity and kindness provide powerful SEL themes. Older readers will get a glimpse of the unique environmental challenges presented by the country’s annual bushfire season.

About the Author

Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than 20 years. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.

About the Illustrator

Brian Lies is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, and a Caldecott Honoree for The Rough Patch. He is a masterful visual storyteller and is best known for his popular Bats books; his most recent is Little Bat in Night School. Brian lives with his family in a seaside town in Massachusetts. Visit him at BrianLies.com.

Event date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
308 Clairemont Rd
Decatur, GA 30030
Wombat Said Come In By Carmen Agra Deedy, Brian Lies (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Margaret Quinlin Books - October 6th, 2022

A kindhearted wombat offers refuge to a parade of animal friends during an Australian bushfire in a delightful new picture book from New York Times best-selling creators Carmen Agra Deedy and Brian Lies.