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Macmillan Children's Book

Koala (Young Zoologist)

A First Field Guide to the Cuddly Marsupial from Australia

Young Zoologist

Author: Professor Chris Daniels; illustrated by Marianne Lock

Koala (Young Zoologist)

Koala (Young Zoologist)

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A beautifully illustrated guide to koalas for kids written by expert Chris Daniels.
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Head down under to study koalas in this beautiful nonfiction field guide for kids.

You might know that baby koalas spend time in their mother’s pouches, but there’s so much more to learn about these Australian marsupials! Turn the pages to discover why they spend 15 hours a day asleep, and how scientists use drones to monitor koala populations. Filled with simple science and plenty of animal facts, this book also explains why koalas love to munch eucalyptus leaves, and why they are most certainly not bears! It also looks at the conservation challenges these iconic animals face due to climate change and forest fires.

Written by Professor Chris Daniels and featuring stunning illustrations by Marianne Lock, Koala (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists.

Also available: Humpback Whale, Giant Panda, African Elephant, Emperor Penguin, Honey Bee

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Neon Squid



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"Young readers will learn lots about koalas from zoologist Daniels’ lively, fact-packed, well-organized field guide... This installment in the Young Zoologist series will be a welcome addition in public and school libraries." --Kirkus

Praise for the Young Zoologist series:
"What makes this series stand out is that the illustrations, bite-sized facts, and clear labels make it easy for the youngest of readers to navigate the text and absorb the information there." -- Booklist

"The well-illustrated Young Zoologist series guides readers through the lives and notable features of the spotlighted animals... prepares the young zoologist (aka the reader) for their upcoming adventure in the field, laying out tools necessary for investigating the animal. The bright, semi-realistic artwork could hold these titles on its own, but the easily digestible facts regarding life cycle, behavior, and conservation make the volumes well rounded. Each work is pragmatic in addressing the challenges these creatures face while helping aspiring zoologists learn ways to protect animals and their environments." --Booklist

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Koala (Young Zoologist)

Koala (Young Zoologist)