Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Koala by Claire Saxby - OPTIONAL

Saxby, Claire  Koala  Illustrated by Julie Vivas  PICTURE BOOK Candlewick Press, 2017.  $16.99  Content: G.  

This is the story about what a koala does after his mom is done raising him.  He has to move to his own tree and find his own place to eat and live.  Throughout the story the lives of koalas are explained as well as what they eat.  

Although I think this is supposed to be the story of one Koala, it felt broken up with all the facts throughout.  There is also a page spread that shows a koala at the top of a tree and humans are using ropes to try to get to him, but there is no explanation in the text as to what is going on.  There are interesting facts, but the illustrations aren’t great.  My son and I love koalas, but I was disappointed in this book.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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