Beautiful watercolor illustrations and interesting text introduce young readers to koalas.  Baby koalas are called joeys.  They drink milk in their mothers’ pouches.  The koala in this story gets swatted from his mother’s pouch because it is time for him to find his own way, forage for food, and escape from predators.  Factual material is included in smaller print.  The last page of the book contains even more information about koalas. The book concludes with an index. mjw
Title: Koala
Author: Claire Saxby
: Julie Vivas
: Candlewick Press
: 2019
Original Language
: English
: 978-1-5362-0896-2
Paperback pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
: Picture Book, Nonfiction, Information Book
Book setting
: Australia
Author’s ethnicity
: Australian
Author’s residence
: Melbourne, Australia
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Australian
Illustrator’s residence
: Sydney, Australia
: Australia, Eucalypts, Koalas, Marsupials, Zoology

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