From the Publisher.the "Amazing Animals" series will attract both beginning and struggling readers. The large, beautiful photos on each spread include vivid shots of animals in action as well as close-ups of their faces. Photo captions consistently add interesting animal facts, and occasional vocabulary words are defined at the bottom of the pages, adding to the clean, appealing layout. In addition to the engaging photos, the text is laid out in a large, easy-to-read font. The text, although made up of simple sentences, conveys plenty of interesting information.
Children's Literature - Carrie Hane HungThe koala is a furry marsupial that lives on the continent of Australia where there are eucalyptus trees for napping and eating. Read and learn some basic information about koalas. The descriptions include the animal's physical features, habitat, diet, and characteristic behaviors. Every layout features a wonderful, close-up color photograph that nearly fills one page. Some pictures have brief captions. There are a few, select words in the text with pronunciation guides along with colored bold print words that are defined at the bottom of the page. An interesting part of the book is the pourquoi tale about why the koala has no tail. There are a couple of additional books and websites listed for those children wishing to pursue more information or activities about the koala. This book is part of the "Amazing Animals" series, which includes a book about tigers, swans, and giraffes. The books in the series follow a similar format and presentation. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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