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The Koala Who Could

Rachel Bright, Jim Field (Illustrator)


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Sometimes a little CHANGE can open your world to BIG possibilities.

You see, high-up was safe since he liked a slow pace,
While the ground down below seemed a frightening place.
Too fast and too loud and too big and too strange.
Nope. Kevin preferred not to move or to change.

Kevin the koala loves every day to be the same, where it's snug and safe. But when change comes along, will Kevin embrace all the joys that come with trying something new?

An inspiring rhyming read aloud by bestselling Love Monster creator Rachel Bright and Frog on a Log? illustrator Jim Field that empowers young readers to face change with courage and delight.

Praise For The Koala Who Could

"Great illustration matched with fun rhyming text make for a solid tale of letting go and trying something new." -- School Library Journal
"The jaunty rhyming text and brightly colored illustrations show an amusing ensemble of animals and help lighten the message, clearly stated at the end: 'Life can be great when you try something new!' They also cleverly strike a balance between portraying the basis for Kevin's fears and showing how little he needs to fear." -- Booklist

Scholastic Press, 9781338139082, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

About the Author

Rachel Bright is the author of Side by Side and the Love Monster series. She is also the creator of a bestselling card and gift line, the brightside. She lives on a farm by the sea in England with her family and all manner of animals. For more information, go to

Jim Field is the illustrator of Frog on a Log?, The Lion Inside, and other books for children. He lives with his girlfriend, a grumpy cat, and a great sense of humor in Paris. Visit him online at