Hairy Nose Itchy Butt

Ever had an itch you couldn’t scratch? Hairy-Nosed Wombat has one, and somebody has chopped down his favourite scratching tree.

Join our marsupial hero on an itchity, scratchity adventure as he tries to find the perfect place to scratch his butt.

Itchity, scratchity, grumble and groan.

A shudder and shake, a snort and a moan.

A grunt and a huff, and a spitterly splut.

He said…

“I really need to scratch my butt.”

Hairy Nose Itchy Butt is written by award winning South Australian author Elizabeth Frankel, and illustrated by Garry Duncan.


WINNER SA Children’s Choice Awards Book of the Year

WINNER Wilderness Society Award Children’s Book of the Year

WINNER Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year

WINNER West Australian Young Readers Book Award

Elizabeth Frankel

Born in Jamestown SA in 1963, Liz has spent all of her life in regional SA and most of her life in the Riverland. She lives and works from her River Murray Property near Waikerie, which she shares with her husband, Clint, the youngest of their 4 children, Penny, their Border Collie cross Rosie and a group of egg-laying chooks and ducks.
They describe themselves as ‘bits of modern day hippies’, and try to live in a way that limits their footprint on their local environment. They have carried out large scale native revegetation projects on their 180 acre property, and have planted over 12,000 native trees.
In addition to writing, Liz works alongside Clint as a visual artist and they specialise in kiln fired glass art made from recycled glass. The beauty of their natural environment inspires much of their work. Liz runs a studio/gallery on site that is open to the public by appointment.