Children's LiteratureKoalas and Other Marsupials is the eleventh book in the "What Kind of Animal Is It?" series. The text is written for a young audience, with many ideas presented through simple parallel construction in an easy-to-read format. The subjects of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores are clearly explained, along with other attributes that distinguish mammals and the marsupial family. While the book claims to primarily focus on koalas, it actually does not. The authors put as much emphasis on other exotic marsupials as they do on koalas, including kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, opossums, quolls, wombats, numbats, moles, bandicoots, opossums, and gliders. Each page presents a combination of photographs and illustrations making it easy for readers to visualize the new material, with numerous sidebars illustrating and detailing the characteristics unique to the mammal, helping readers to recognize these exotic animals. The book closes with a section engaging readers to "move like a marsupial!" with examples of children and marsupials hopping, climbing, and hanging. Overall, the book makes a good supplemental material for a science lesson about marsupials. 2006, Crabtree Publishing Company, Ages 4 to 8.