The first two Wombles books – The Wombles and The Wandering Wombles – are now on sale. They had been out of print for almost ten years, but were republished on 1 November, with brand new illustrations by Nick Price. Bloomsbury has also launched a new official Wombles website.
A children’s party to relaunch the Wombles books is one of the highlights of this year’s Wimbledon Bookfest in October. Organised by publishers Bloomsbury, the event will take place in a big tent on Wimbledon Common.
Haydon the Womble attracted plenty of attention at the Wimbledon Village Fair, while Orinoco also put in a surprise appearance. Find out about the Family Fun Day on 3 July, and the Wombles book launch party in October at the Wimbledon Bookfest.