Koala by Claire Saxby; Julie Vivas (Illustrator)
Call Number: 599.25 7
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
Honour Book 2018
Audience: Ages 5+
Summary: When a young male koala outgrows his mother's pouch, it's time to find a new home for himself -- braving perils and adventures along the way. In a high tree fork, a gray ball unfurls. Koala seeks his mother's milk, but for the first time, she won't let him into her pouch. It's time for Koala to make his own way in the world. Rival koalas, fierce storms, and frightening snakes force Koala to keep moving -- until he finds a safe place to call his own. In this dramatic nonfiction account, two renowned Australian picture-book creators bring us a surprising and authentic look at the ever-popular koala. Fascinating facts about koalas are sprinkled throughout the compelling story.