Jimmy the Joey: The True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue (Hardcover)
This warm and inspirational photographic picture book for ages 4 to 8 is a compelling and uplifting true story, with a sweet message about coping with loss that draws attention to an important and threatened wild animal.
Jimmy is an adorable baby koala whose tender tale is sure to strike at the heartstrings of every animal lover. Readers will marvel at Jimmy's new life at Koala Hospital, being raised by loving human caregivers and interacting with other koalas healing from injury. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservational awareness: Through Jimmy's life story readers will come to understand the many obstacles koalas and other species face today.
About the Author
Author DEBORAH LEE ROSE is the author of many children's books, including Ocean Babiespublished by National Geographic. Her books are among the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, and have twice won the National Association of Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award. Deborah is a science writer and editor for the renowned Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley. She helped create and blogs for www.howtosmile.org, an award-winning science education/STEM activity site. She is an engaging and experienced speaker for professional conferences and schools on the art and work of writing and the power of words. Author/Photographer SUSAN KELLY is an award winning video journalist, whose multi-award-winning documentary film "Koala Hospital" inspired the book about Jimmy the Joey's life story. The film presents the poignant and surprising life of koalas set at the world's first hospital dedicated to koalas. More information about the book and the film is available at www.koalahospital.com
Winner of the 2013 Eureka! Silver Book Award
Named 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the Children's Book Council
"[A] heartwarming, true story of an irresistible marsupial." --Kirkus Reviews
"A hopeful story about animal rehabilitation in Australia." --Publishers Weekly
"Irresistibly adorable photographs and a clear, lively text capture the charming story."
--School Library Journal
"An eye-catching book with a photogenic subject." --Booklist
"Jimmy the Joey has everything kids in the preschool to kindergarten ages want: cute animals, adventure, and a tale of real life heroism." --VegBooks.org