Koala Lou: a charming picture book from the award-winning author of Where is the Green Sheep?   Import  Single ASIN  Import

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About the Author

Mem Fox (Author)
Mem Fox has written more than 40 books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books
Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep? Other books by Mem include Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hunwick’s Egg, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath, Koala Lou, Baby Bedtime and Roly Poly. In 2019, The Tiny Star was released to great critical acclaim from the Australian Book Industry, and March 2021 will see the release of another new picture book, Early One Morning.
Mem has been presented with an array of book awards, and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia in 1993.
Mem lives in Adelaide and is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University, South Australia.

Pamela Lofts (Illustrator)
Pamela Lofts lived in Alice Springs where she developed a series of books with Aboriginal storytellers and children based on their traditional stories. She also illustrated a number of picture books, including the classic
Koala Lou written by Mem Fox, and Wombat Stew. Pamela passed away on July 4 following a two year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

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10 reviews for Koala Lou: a charming picture book from the award-winning author of Where is the Green Sheep?   Import  Single ASIN  Import

  1. Mrs Janet R Swan

    This is a much loved book

  2. Melinda Terri

    Great book in emaculate condition

  3. Justine C.

    Love this book!
    I grew up reading this book and was so excited to be able to share this with a friend. It is a lovely story about a kid koala searching for a way to get their mom’s attention and love with the arrival of all their siblings, only to find that it was always there regardless of what they did. The artwork is lovely as well!

  4. Kate

    Several lessons to be learned — for parent and child!
    I first discovered this book through one of my children’s book authors courses. I was attracted by the beautiful illustrations which are colorful, expressive and capture all sorts of wildlife from the Australian bush (one of Mem Fox’s intentions). Koala Lou’s facial expressions truly tell the whole story, and the mother koala’s face radiates love and pride. Then, upon reading the book, I truly realized the book’s value.Koala Lou received a lot of attention and affection from everyone, but it is her mother who loves her most. She would always say, “Koala Lou, I DO love you!” But then siblings were born, and Koala Lou didn’t receive as much attention. To get her mother to notice her and to win back that affection, Koala Lou decides to enter the Bush Olympics. After much training, she comes in 2nd place and is devastated. When Koala Lou returns home at the end of the day sadly dragging her 2nd place medal behind her, her mother hugs her and assures her that she still loves her and always will no matter what.The lessons children and parents can take away from this story include: winning isn’t everything, and 2nd place is not the most horrible thing in the world; a parent may be busy with other siblings, but that doesn’t mean a child goes unloved or unrecognized; children do not need to do spectacular things to win the love of their parents — that love is always there and it is unconditional; and finally, as a parent, I need to let my child know how much I love her every day, all day.

  5. Michael Codd

    Good Book
    The book was in good shape, on time delivery.

  6. Jesica Nkouaga, Author of The Bear Family Plays Hide and Seek a French – English Bilingual Book

    Love message from Australia!
    This is a sweet and heart-touching story of a little koala bear who tries to capture the love from his mother after she has had to divide her attention between many baby koala siblings. I love how the classic Australian animals (emu, platypus, kookaburra) and nature (gum tree) have been woven into this story!

  7. Mary E. Leone

    Big sibling treat
    A beautiful story, appropriate for a new baby coming into the family. It is a picture book and should be read aloud to the recipient.

  8. Sue

    Cute and sweet
    My kids loved this book. It is especially good when you have more thanone child and a new baby arrives that requires a lot of attention. My favorite children’s book

  9. ScotFlower

    For our Australia Unit
    It has been difficult for us to find stories placed in Australia for our continent unit. So I was glad to find this book. All the creatures in the story are from Australia. The story also teaches an important lesson – that even if you don’t win the sports event, you are still loved and accepted.

  10. Kristin Marcoe

    No rips or bends.

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