The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright , Illustrated by Jim Field (free download), A funny rhyming story about dealing with change and overcoming worries, from the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside.
In a wonderful place, at the breaking of dawn, where the breezes were soft and the sunshine was warm, a place where the creatures ran wild and played free … A Koala called Kevin clung to a tree.
Meet Kevin. A koala who likes to keep things the same. Exactly the same. But sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not… And, as Kevin discovers, if you step outside your comfort zone and try new things, you might just surprise yourself!
WINNER of the Sainsbury’s Book Award and the Evening Standard Oscar’s Book Prize!
‘Fabulous rhymes, I’m in love with Kevin and would like to buy this for all my friends’ children.’ Claudia Winkleman
‘A feel-good rhyming tale . . . Field’s Australian animals are a treat’ – Bookseller
The idea that you can’t eradicate fear but can learn to manage it is a complex message made wodnerfully accesible. * Evening Standard * A feel good rhyming story…good to read aloud. * Sunday Independent * There was nothing I disliked in this. This is an amazing book, you should definitely try it. * Evening Echo (Cork) * What delectable scenes Jim Field has created to accompany Rachel Bright’s catchy, fun to read aloud, rhyming narrative * Red Reading Hub * Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can’t Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about facing up to change …Stylish art with Jon Klassen appeal and vibrant storytelling from two contemporary stars make this a story to shout about – it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime. * Booktopia * Rachel’s rhymes are sublime … Jim Field’s humorous animal illustrations are fab, fab, FAB … a sunshiney book full of fun * ReaditDaddy * …a wonderful, fun, joyful story to read and to share. — Caroline Horn * Reading Zone * A perfect tale for cautious children * Inis * This inspiring tale is about learning to let go so to discover new things. Good for bedtime, classrooms and cautious children! * South Wales Evening Post * A stylish book with a reassuring message about accepting change. * Parents In Touch * This is a joyful affirmation of adventure and is perfect for any shy, nervous readers, as well as those little ones who are a shade more rambunctious * Daily Mail * A charming rhyming tale about a koala averse to change who discovers that taking small risks can lead to big adventures * Huffington Post * Bright’s fun rhyming narrative is perfectly complemented by Jim Field’s bold illustrations in an inspiring story about Kevin the cautious koala who learns that stepping outside your comfort zone can lead to big adventures. * The Mail Online *.
Rachel Bright is a wordsmith, illustrator and professional thinker of happy thoughts. She has written several books for children, including Love Monster, The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could – winner of the Evening Standard Oscar’s Book Prize and the Sainsbury’s Book Award. Her books have sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone and been translated into over 30 languages. She is also the creator of award-winning stationery and homewares range, The Brightside. Rachel lives on a farm near the seaside, with her partner and their two young daughters. Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children’s books, including Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear. Jim is the 5th bestselling illustrator in the UK.