Koala Lou

Koala Lou

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by Mem Fox, Pamela Lofts
     
 

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When Koala Lou’s mother becomes so busy that she forgets to tell her firstborn how much she loves her, Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics, intending to win an event and her mother’s love all at one time. “A first-rate choice for bedtime, story hour, or reading aloud.”—The Horn Book

Overview

When Koala Lou’s mother becomes so busy that she forgets to tell her firstborn how much she loves her, Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics, intending to win an event and her mother’s love all at one time. “A first-rate choice for bedtime, story hour, or reading aloud.”—The Horn Book

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
The koala heroine enters the Bush Olympics and hopes to win the gum tree-climbing event so that her mother-overwhelmed by the birth of many, many koala babes-will tell her eldest daughter "Koala Lou, I DO love you." Even though Lou loses the event, she gains what she most wants: the knowledge that her mother loves her-and always will. My favorite illustration shows fluffy Lou racing in red sneakers and pumping weights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152000769
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
65,447
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

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Koala Lou 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
rocky5 More than 1 year ago
Your child will get to know little Koala Lou and follow her as she tries to be the best, in the Bush Olympics. Lovable characters and a good moral.
Aradanryl More than 1 year ago
A cute book about children and moms and losing patience.
sannes More than 1 year ago
My kids love this story and I do too!! I would recommend it to any parent or teacher!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When my son was born, I felt torn between my children. I had never felt this kind of thing before. As my older daughter grew, I knew that I gave more attention to my son since he was a baby. My daughter and I read this book and this gave us words to use with eachother. She realized that I loved her regardless of the new situation and now we had a story to relate to and a common feeling! So, at 10 years old, my daughter will blows kisses when we say goodnight and, when I say :Koala Lou?" She says, "I DO love you!" Every time, I begin to cry. What a wonderful story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother and I use to read it every night right before I'd go to bed, right before our little prayers. She would read and I'd say it with her. Of course I was like 5. I'm fourteen now and I was looking through my book self and found the book. I climbed up onto my moms bed and started reading it. My mother had a little tear in her eye. I remembered the memeries that we had reading that book. The book reminded me of her and mine relationships me trying to impress her and when im about to give up she has the best way of saying thats enough! It might sound a little childish but still, I love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother used to read this book to me when I was a little girl. It quickly became a favorite. My Momma Lou and I still cherrish this book. Its very special to me and it contains the memories of my childhood in every page. It has a wonderful story line that a lot of children can relate to. It also has very beautuful pictures, so much so that the book doesnt even need words. Now that I am all grown and out on my own, I sure miss my mother and our times together. This book has a permanent place on my bookshelf and it only is moved when i pick it up to read and indulge. No matter how many times I read it it stilll brings tears to my eyes. It is perfect and special and personal. I recommend this book to anyone who can read. Young, old, big, small... for your children or just yourself, its a must have.