The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field
|The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Zoe Morris|
|Summary: A lovely rhyming tale that takes a shy koala who can't to one who certainly can|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 32||Date: September 2016|
|Publisher: Orchard Books|
|External links: Author's website|
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph, but what if you get stuck at the first bit? What if you don't want to try new things? Kevin the Koala knows what he likes, and likes what he knows thank you very much. And he's quite happy doing just that, hanging around his tree, never trying anything new and refusing the other animals' invitations to join in. He won't / can't / is choosing not to come down and play.
This beautifully illustrated book explores the very real fears some children may have, by taking them to the extreme. A child who may be afraid of the dark will identify with Kevin's fear of being lost late at night in the dark, rainy forest. Or, you know, being eaten by a crocodile. It could happen.
Sometimes, though, something will happen and it's so big it has to take you out of your comfort zone. And when you're a tree-bound Koala, that thing is a woodpecker who has taken a liking to your home and is about to truncate your trunk!
We have a happy ending here, of course. Kevin is forced off his branch, but survives, thrives and develops a wonderful can do attitude to adventure. Could it rub off on you?
Told entirely in rhyme (which I simply adore) with fab illustrations (who could ask for more?) this is a delightful book to read and a nice semi-follow up to The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. Highly recommended.
Thanks go to the publishers for supplying this book.
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