Wombles annuals

A4-sized Wombles annuals were published from 1973 to 1979 – note that annuals are traditionally titled as the forthcoming year (1974-1980), and are often given as Christmas presents.

Several additional annual-style books were published as compilations of existing stories and features. Later, a 1991 annual was made up of material from the 1979 and 1980 annuals.

The 1999 annual, published to coincide with the brand new TV series, contained new stories and activities, with a bigger role for Shansi and Alderney, and new characters Stepney and Obidos.


The Wombles Annual 1974

The Wombles Annual 1974Published by World Distributors 1973
SBN 7235 0220 X

Stories:

  • Wellington Invents a Womble Airship
  • Yellowstone Womble and the Red Indians
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria and the Highwayman
  • Tobermory Takes a Day Off
  • Tomsk Plays Wombles and Ladders
  • Orinoco and the Box of Chocolates
  • The Biggest Womble in the World
  • Orinoco Gets a Surprise
  • The Fancy Dress Competition

Features:

  • Meet the Wombles
  • Two Special Womble Treats
  • Portrait of Great Uncle Bulgaria
  • Wombles in Rhyme
  • A Womble Riddle-Mee-Ree
  • The Wombles Litter Race
  • A Womble Picture Puzzle
  • Make a Tidy Bag
  • Bungo’s Busy Day
  • Pick the Litter
  • True or False
  • Tobermory’s Wonderful Workshop
  • Which Womble?
  • What’s in a Name?
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Alphabet Fun

The Wombles Annual 1975

The Wombles Annual 1975Published by World Distributors 1974
SBN 7235 0264 1

Stories:

  • Orinoco Gets Into Trouble – And Out of It!
  • Madame Cholet Goes Shopping
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria and the Loch Ness Monster
  • The Wombles Play Cards
  • Tobermory and the Strange Brown Paper Parcel
  • Wellington’s Great Snow Idea
  • Bungo Runs Away
  • “Exercise Is Good for You” Says Tomsk

Features:

  • Be a Wombles Detective!
  • Yellowstone Womble’s Park
  • Wombles at the Seaside
  • Travels With Great Uncle Bulgaria
  • Wombles Wordsquare
  • A Kazoo for You
  • Wombles on Your Wall
  • Which Word?
  • Madame Cholet’s Cream Delights
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria Remembers
  • Bungo’s Busy Week
  • Fun and Games With the Wombles
  • A Tale of Tomsk
  • It’s a Secret
  • Lots to Do
  • Wellington’s Nature Trail
  • Orinoco’s Favourite Food
  • Wombling

The Wombles Bumper Book

The Wombles Bumper BookPublished by World Distributors 1975

Stories:

  • Tomsk Plays Wombles and Ladders
  • Madame Cholet Goes Shopping
  • Orinoco Gets a Surprise
  • Wellington Invents a Womble Airship

Features:

  • Meet the Wombles
  • A Womble Picture Puzzle
  • Make a Tidy Bag
  • Travels With Uncle Bulgaria
  • Fun and Games With the Wombles
  • Wombles at the Seaside
  • Word Pyramid
  • Wombles on Your Wall
  • True or False
  • Bungo’s Busy Week
  • The Wombles Litter Race

The Wombles Annual 1976

The Wombles Annual 1976Published by World Distributors 1975
SBN 7235 0306 0

Stories:

  • Orinoco-Rip-Van-Womble
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria Loops the Loop
  • The MacWomble Comes to Stay
  • Madame Cholet Takes a Trip
  • The Wombles Help Father Christmas
  • Tobermory Invents a New Machine

Features:

  • All About the Wombles
  • Wellington Womble – Weather Forecaster
  • Tobermory’s Workshop
  • Happy Christmas!
  • A Picnic for the Wombles
  • Uncle Bulgaria’s Scrapbook
  • The Name Game
  • Wellington’s Crossword
  • Wombles’ Names and Numbers
  • Hidden Wombles
  • The Race Is On!
  • Who’s Hiding?
  • Win a Womble
  • Where in the World?

The Wombles Colour Story Book

The Wombles Colour Story BookPublished by P.B.S. Limited 1976

“Containing some best loved Wombles stories and new features”

Stories:

  • Great Uncle Bulgaria and the Highwayman
  • Wellington’s Great Snow Idea
  • Bungo Runs Away
  • Orinoco and the Box of Chocolates
  • The Biggest Womble in the World

Features:

  • What’s in a Name?
  • Portrait of Great Uncle Bulgaria
  • Tobermory’s Wonderful Workshop
  • Wombles Wordsquare
  • The Wombles Make Merry Music!
  • A Wombles Quartet
  • Wellington’s Nature Trail
  • Bungo’s Hobbyhorse
  • Wombling

The Wombles Make-Good-Use-Of-Rubbish Book

The Wombles Make-Good-Use-Of-Rubbish BookPublished by World Distributors 1976
SBN 7235 0743 0

  • Tree With Birds
  • An Atishoo Present for Madame Cholet
  • Petal and Leaf Cameos
  • Feed the Face
  • Shelf Sufficient
  • Snow Shoes
  • ‘W’ Means Womble
  • Making Faces!
  • Poor Table!
  • Phone Fun
  • Put a Sock in It!
  • Papier Mâché Pots
  • A Knitting Hanger for Madame Cholet
  • String, Lentils, and Sequins
  • A Wombling Merry Christmas Picture
  • Ten-Pin Party
  • Masked Ball
  • Curly Pictures!
  • Jumping Jiminy!
  • Make-Believe Masks
  • Jigsaws for the Womblegarten
  • A Shell Paperweight for Tobermory
  • Slinky Sammy Snake
  • Make Corky the Giraffe
  • Madame Cholet’s Reminder
  • Fun, With Autumn Leaves!
  • Matchstick Pictures
  • A Spectacle Case for Great Uncle Bulgaria
  • Bobbin People
  • Orinoco’s Gift
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Wellington’s Walnut Tortoise
  • Any Old Rags
  • Madame Cholet’s Herb Garden
  • A Twizzer for Tomsk
  • Can-Did Camera
  • Womble Birthday Cards… or Christmas Cards
  • Bungo’s Trees
  • A Letter Rack From Litter
  • A Tidy Box for Tobermory

The World Of The Wombles

The World Of The WomblesPublished by World Distributors 1976 for Marks and Spencer Ltd
1445/1105

Stories:

  • Dah-di-dah-di-dum… Redecorating Can Be Fun
  • Wellington and the Ute-Beaut
  • Orinoco Makes a Mistake
  • Bungo Doesn’t Always Know Best
  • When It Rained Inside the Burrow
  • Madame Cholet’s New Necklace
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Competition
  • The Wombles and the Windmill
  • Orinoco Takes Eighty Winks
  • Alderney Flies High
  • Tomsk and the Buttercup Ice-Cream

Features:

  • Meet the Wombles!
  • The Name Game
  • Womble Goggles
  • Madame Cholet’s Kitchen
  • War On Waste!
  • A Question of Memory
  • Coloured Wombles
  • What’s Wrong?
  • Tomsk’s Task
  • Playtime in the Womblegarten
  • What Do You Know About the Wombles?
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Study
  • What’s Cooking?

The Wombles Annual 1977

The Wombles Annual 1977Published by World Distributors 1976
SBN 7235 0365 6

Stories:

  • Tobermory, Cousin Yellowstone and the Bleepers and Bloopers
  • Madame Cholet and the Bracken Jam
  • Captain Bungo and the SS Womble
  • Orinoco Catches a Cold
  • Cousin Botany Womble and the Kangaroo
  • Tomsk Meets an Old Friend
  • Happy New Year

Features:

  • Which Busy Womble?
  • Uncle Bulgaria’s Birthday
  • Womble Words
  • What Do You Know About the Wombles?
  • Music While You Womble
  • Meet Cousin Botany
  • Picture Wombles
  • Wombles in Rhyme
  • Wellington Wants to Know
  • Madame Cholet’s Party
  • The Wandering Wombles
  • Count With the Wombles
  • Wellington’s Word Game
  • Be a Womble Too!
  • Full of Beans
  • Christmas Silhouettes
  • Miss Adelaide’s Womblegarten
  • A Busy Little Womble
  • I Spy Something Beginning With ‘W’
  • A Womble Riddle-Me-Ree
  • Make a Sock Puppet
  • Name the Baskets
  • Wombling Home

The Wombles Annual 1978

The Wombles Annual 1978Published by World Distributors 1977
SBN 7235 0434 2

Stories:

  • Bungo and the Yellow Frog
  • Wellington and the Green Machine
  • The MacWomble Has a Spot of Trouble
  • Tomsk Gets a Letter
  • Orinoco and the Hoola Hoop
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria and the Great Storm

Features:

  • A Spelling Bee
  • Find the Mystery Womble
  • Animal Crackers
  • I Spy… Tobermory’s Workshop
  • Shansi’s Surprise
  • Name the Titles
  • Spell It Out
  • Every Letter
  • Photo Fit
  • Wellington Womble’s ‘W’ Page
  • A Puzzling Page!
  • Wombles in Words and Pictures
  • Fruit Salad
  • Which Womble?
  • Follow the Stars!
  • Whose Hats?
  • Name the Missing Womble
  • A Bundle of Buns
  • Watch It!
  • Capable Carrots
  • Tobermory’s Gift
  • Make It and See
  • Perfect Pictures
  • Alderney’s Apple Candle Holder
  • Read All About It!
  • The Vanishing Cap

The Wombles Annual 1979

The Wombles Annual 1979Published by World Distributors 1978
SBN 7235 6512 0

Stories:

  • Tomsk and the Skateboard
  • Orinoco Goes on a Diet
  • The MacWomble Drops In
  • Wellington Keeps on Walking
  • Cousin Botany and Tomsk Solve a Problem
  • Bungo Learns a Little Patience
  • Alderney and the Nettle Tea Leaves
  • Tobermory Has a Holiday
  • Madame Cholet Takes a Rest
  • Orinoco Flies High

Features:

  • Spring-Clean Surprise!
  • Wombles Whizzes
  • Kettle-Nest for Robins
  • A Shoe Full of Crocuses
  • Bungo’s Paper Hats
  • Amazing Dreams!
  • Clock Patience
  • A Chess Set for Great Uncle Bulgaria
  • A Garden
  • Bungo’s Blindfolds
  • Wellington’s Bead Counting Box
  • A Bookmark for Tomsk
  • Sports Day!

The Wombles Annual 1980

The Wombles Annual 1980Published by World Distributors 1979
SBN 7235 6562 7

Stories:

  • Bungo’s Diary
  • The Ragged Robin Mystery
  • One of Cousin Yellowstone’s Adventures
  • Honey-Pot Orinoco
  • Madame Cholet Meets Nessie
  • Bungo and the W-W-Wolf
  • Orinoco’s Cookery Book
  • The Great Ice Race
  • Tomsk and the Strange Present
  • Once Upon a Time

Features:

  • Tobermory’s Workshop
  • Spin a Surprise
  • Do You Know Your Wombles?
  • What’s Wrong?
  • Madame Cholet’s Kitchen
  • Find the Picture Womble
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Daydream
  • Wombles Spell a Womble
  • A Magic Ring for Tomsk
  • Where’s Orinoco?
  • Can You Solve the Womble Crossword?
  • Pictures From Puzzles
  • Draw a Womble
  • A Bundle of Buns
  • Tobermory’s Postcards
  • Find the Hidden Womble
  • A Windy Day
  • Wombling With Wellington
  • Obstacle Race

The Wombles Book – Stories for Young Children

The Wombles BookPublished by World International Publishing Limited 1980
SBN 7235 6608 9

Stories:

  • The Wombles and the Windmill
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Competition
  • Madame Cholet’s New Necklace
  • Alderney Flies High
  • Wellington and the Ute-Beaut

Features:

  • Meet the Wombles!
  • Madame Cholet’s Herb Garden
  • Jumping Jiminy
  • Playtime in the Womblegarten
  • A Knitting Hanger for Madame Cholet
  • The Name Game
  • A Wombling Merry Christmas Picture
  • Womble Goggles
  • Jigsaws for the Womblegarten
  • What’s Wrong?
  • A Spectacle Case for Great Uncle Bulgaria
  • Madame Cholet’s Reminder
  • A Question of Memory
  • War on Waste!

The Wombles Annual 1991

The Wombles Annual 1991Published by World International Publishing Limited 1990
ISBN 0 7235 6894 4

Stories:

  • Bungo’s Diary
  • Orinoco Goes on a Diet
  • Wellington Keeps on Walking
  • The Great Ice Race
  • Tomsk and the Strange Present
  • One of Cousin Yellowstone’s Adventures
  • Madame Cholet Meets Nessie
  • The MacWomble Drops In
  • Tobermory Has a Holiday
  • Bungo Learns a Little Patience
  • Orinoco Flies High

Features:

  • Tobermory’s Workshop
  • Bungo’s Paper Hats
  • Draw a Womble
  • Kettle-Nest for Robins
  • Where’s Orinoco?
  • Amazing Dreams!
  • Spin a Surprise
  • A Magic Ring for Tomsk
  • Pictures From Puzzles
  • Obstacle Race

The Wombles Official Annual 1999

The Wombles Official Annual 1999Published by World International Ltd 1998
ISBN 0 7498 3798 5

Stories:

  • Bungo Flies High
  • Things That Go Whoosh in the Night… (comic strip)
  • Shansi’s Secret Garden
  • Tug-o-Mory
  • Stepney and the Snow Womble
  • Madame Cholet’s Day Off (comic strip)
  • Alderney the Water Womble
  • Obidos to the Rescue

Features:

  • Make a Wom-Chute
  • Hold on Shansi!
  • Shansi’s Wordsearch
  • Suppertime Strawberries
  • Make a Womble Tidy Bag
  • Great Uncle Bulgaria’s Crossword
  • Spot the Difference
  • What a Racket!
  • Make a Megaphone
  • Orinoco’s Day
  • James Fox

    It would’ve helped if there were scans from those respected books