I've always loved this story about an orphaned baby wombat & used it regularly during my preschool teaching days.
Reviewing Jeremy for this years CBCA shortlist reminded me of it.
Also based on a true story, Sebastian is the story of a baby wombat lovingly raised by his new family after his mother is killed by a car.
Preschoolers and adults instantly love the helpless orphan & feel invested in his progress.
The story of Sebastian's daily care & growth is told with a light touch and gentle humour.
Every class of preschoolers I have ever taught giggled over the weeing page...and empathised with Sebastian when he had to change hats!
Sebastian Lives in a Hat was shortlisted for the CBCA Picture Book award in 1986.