In Brave Koala, a young koala decides he is ready to explore the world by himself. The koala is a marsupial a mammal that raises its young, called a joey, in a pouch or fold of skin.
A newborn joey climbs through its mother's fur to the pouch, where it stays for 6 months. When a joey leaves the pouch, it will stay with its mother, hitching rides on her back, until it is about 12 months old.
About the Author: Rebecca Johnson is an award-winning primary school science teacher and has written more than 60 books for children.
Photos by Steve Parish
Virtues: confidence, courage, determination
Category: Educational: English language & literacy
Publisher: Pascal Press
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm