I Don't Like Koala

I Don't Like Koala Cover

I Don't Like Koala

By Sean Ferrell; Charles Santoso (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781481400688, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2015

What's not to love about a cute, cuddly..."creepy" toy koala? This is the story of a boy and the stuffed animal he just can t seem to shake.
Adam does not like Koala. Koala is a little creepy.
Adam tries explaining this to his parents. 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?
This darkly funny debut picture book from Sean Ferrell and Charles Santoso celebrates imagination and bravery while addressing a universal childhood dilemma: what to do about that one stuffed animal who just won t stop staring at you.

About the Author
Sean Ferrell's story "Building an Elephant" won the Fulton Prize from The Adirondack Review; his short stories have appeared in Bossa Nova Ink, WORDS, Uber, and The Cafe Irreal. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Numb is his first novel.

Charles Santoso loves drawing little things in his little journal and dreaming about wondrous stories. He gathers inspiration from his childhood memories, and curiosities he discovers in his everyday travels. He has illustrated several picture books, including "I Don t Like Koala" by Sean Ferrell. Charles also works as a visual development artist, creating illustrations for feature film projects. He lives and works in Sydney, Australia. You can visit him at CharlesSantoso.com.