The Wombles by Elisabeth Beresford (Ernest Benn, 1968) The book that started a phenomenon. Beresford envisaged bear-like creatures living on Wimbledon Common. They are honest, hardworking, kind, curious and tidy but the younger Wombles are sometimes led into trouble by their childlike foibles. Each chapter relates a sweet, safe mini-adventure.
Womble Stories by Elisabeth Beresford; audiobook read by Bernard Cribbins (BBC, 1976) Six bite-sized Womble stories much in the vein of the five-minute TV episodes, read by Bernard Cribbins for a 1976 LP recording. By staying true to their personalities, various of the loveable, childlike Wombles stray briefly (and safely) into happily ended difficulties.