BOOK: THE KOALA WHO COULD
AUTHOR: RACHEL BRIGHT
ILLUSTRATOR: JIM FIELD
PUBLISHER: ORCHARD BOOKS
AGE RECOMMENDED: 3.5+
Kevin is very happy in his eucalyptus tree. He never wants to come down. The world beneath him accordingly is “too fast and too loud and too big and too strange”. So he prefers to stay where he is rather than trying new things. But one day a woodpecker came and disrupted its routine. He’s forced to come down from his tree. His friends cheer him to come down, but the koala doesn’t want to change his routine. Will he come down and accept the change?
Another beautiful book from Rachel and Jim. I enjoy their illustrations much and every message that comes from the book is too good. This book talks about change. I don’t like change. Not everyone likes to change their routine, it’s difficult and unpleasant. But when we give in to the change, we can find new things. That same thing happened to Kevin, he gave in and he got a lot of new friends to play with. The story teaches us that we should try new things in our life. It helps us know new ways and bring essential changes in life.
This koala clinging to the tree reminds me of Nathan clinging to me every time.
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