Jimmy’s survival story will be a high-interest hit with animal lovers of all ages. The (true) story is told in a simple chronological narrative that complements the sharp photographs. General facts (and vocabulary) about koalas are interwoven within the story; readers will hardly notice that they are learning science during this heartwarming pleasure read. The Koala Hospital is a real place and the story has a happy ending. Appendices include a map, fast facts page, photographer’s notes and a list of recommended resources.
This book would work well as a read aloud and/or independent read. National Geographic Kids again delivers an excellent non-fiction choice for young readers; teachers and parents will enjoy it as much as the kids.
Mary Jo, Kids World