Koala Lou

Koala Lou

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ISBN-13: 9780152000769
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/28/1994
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 38,932
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MelAKnee on LibraryThing 5 days ago
A heartwarming story of the oldest child who misses her mothers attention. Koala Lou knows her mother loves her, but since the birth of her siblings, she misses hearing her mother telling her. Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics in an attempt to win so her mother will be proud of her.
szanes on LibraryThing 5 days ago
A tender story of a koala needing reassurance of her mother's love and working hard to try and earn it. Good plot and bittersweet ending.
Elizabeth1977 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This is a heartwarming story about a young koala bear who yearns for his mother's love. In the end he learns that she always loves him, even if she doesn't say it.
jamie_lanell on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Koala Lou wants her mom to tell her she loves her like she did before she had brothers and sisters. She tries to get her moms attention by entering the olympics. Teaches children that even though their mom might not tell them they love them a lot, that doesn't mean that they don't love them.
justineaylward on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Again, the art is amazing. I love this book. It is good reminder that children don't always just know that we love them for who they are. Good reminder for being a teacher that our students' images of self worth often lies in our hands so it is important to chose our words wisely, lovingly and respectfully.
medebrielle on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Koala Lou is a book about a very soft, sweet Koala bear named Koala Lou. She was very loved by everyone, especially her mother. As Koala Lou grew up, Koala Lou¿s mother had more children and Koala Lou was no longer the only Koala in her mother¿s life. She began to get depressed because her mother no longer gave all her attention to Koala Lou. So one night, Koala Lou decides to join the Olympics in hopes that she would win and get attention from her mother. On the day of the tree climbing Olympics, Koala Lou was confident because her mom was in the audience. Then, when another Koala broke the record, she began to get nervous. She tried her hardest, but did not win. Koala Lou was devastated, but her mother was very proud and told Koala Lou that she loved her, and Koala Lou was happy again.
conuly on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Overly sappy and sweet... and why did it take the koala doing a whole big THING to make her mom say she loved her?
Khp24 on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Koala Lou is upset and sad because her mother would always tell her how much she loved her adn showed her affection, unitl her siblings came along. The only way she can get her moms attention is to enter the olympics. Her mother tells her how much she loves and cares for her after the olympics even though she loved her anyawys!
alprince on LibraryThing 5 days ago
This is a book about a little koala named Koala Lou. Her mom loved her dearly and before the other koalas came along, Koala Lou received all the attention. Now that she has brothers and sisters, Koala Lou is finding it hard that she doesn't receive as much attention. So Koala Lou plans to win the attention by competing in the Bush Olympics. She trained for it and prepared herself to win. When she lost she became very upset and cried. When she went home that night her mom was sitting in the gum tree waiting for her and Koala Lou got the attention that she wanted. This is a good book for children in first or second grade. I might would read this book when children get new siblings or they feel like they do not get enough attention.
menichol on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. After reading about it in Mem Fox's "Reading Magic" I decided that I needed to read it for myself. As a reader, my impression of the book is magical. Fox somehow manages to pack lots of action in such a short amount of space! The illustrations were fun as well, adding more spunk to the story. The page with all the animals that loved Koala Lou was one of my favorites. The illustrator made all the animals look menacing, but not terrifying. The drawing of the emu really gives the reader the idea that this emu doesn't tend to like other animals. As a teacher, this book would go well teaching the concept of losing to children. Koala Lou loses the race, and is upset by it, but she discovers in the end that her mother still loves her. The issue of sibling rivalry is something that is felt intensely by children of all ages. Mem Fox does a great job of writing about an important emotion for many young children while enchanting them with her storytelling. The book also has fantastic illustrations that kept me captivated and would hopefully do the same for children, however I would read this only to students in second grade or lower, unless there was a specific reason (studying Australia for example).
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.