This revised edition surveys key aspects of koalas, describing these tree-climbing marsupials' appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why koalas do not have tails.
Part of the Amazing Animals (2022) series
From tool-wielding chimpanzees to tree-hammering woodpeckers, and from pouncing cougars to swimming sea turtles, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each updated title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior.
Children who are interested in animals will find this book about koalas to be such a wonderful resource. It has a large type font and is written to be understandable for even young readers. Each page has a detailed photograph of a koala, as well as one or two facts, as well as definitions of vocabulary terms. This is such a great resource for children to learn about these now endangered animals. It can spark their interest in learning more, going to see them in a zoo, or becoming involved in conservation. The pictures are large and show the many different behaviors of koalas. Also, the end of the book includes a list of resources and websites for finding out more information and learning more about koalas. This book is a wonderful resource and introduction to a beautiful animal. Part of the "Amazing Animals" series.
–Lisa Jacovsky, Children's Literature, 01/01/2022