Easy-to-read text and oversized, striking photos set in a colorful design introduce young readers to the koala! Readers will learn about the koala's unique body features, diet, social behavior, habitat, predators, and ways of defense. They will also learn about the life of a baby koala, from joey to independence. Shaded territory maps highlight areas of Australia the koala calls home. Fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly koala facts. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the land down under and the incredible koala! A table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index are included. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.