I Don’t Like Koala
Adam does not like Koala. He tries putting Koala away—far away. He tries taking Koala on a long, long walk. Nothing works. Will Adam ever be rid of Koala? Full-color illustrations were rendered in pencil and colored digitally.
JLG Release: Apr 2015
Awards & Honors
Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
Booklist Editor’s Choice 2015, Fiction
2016 CCBC Choices–Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, The Horn Book Guide^, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
School Library Journal
The Horn Book Guide Review:
Plush toy Koala’s uncanny yellow eyes seem to follow Adam everywhere. So Adam stows Koala away each night: in a pot, on top of the refrigerator, in a laundry basket. But he repeatedly finds Koala in his bed, “closer than close.” Ferrell’s lean, funny writing wraps things up with a didn’t-see-that-coming twist. Pencil drawings in a muted digital palette contain clever, memorable details.
9 1/4 x 9"
Level 1.8; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A