This warm and inspirational photographic picture book for ages 4 to 8 is a compelling and uplifting true story, with a sweet message about coping with loss that draws attention to an important and threatened wild animal.
Jimmy is an adorable baby koala whose tender tale is sure to strike at the heartstrings of every animal lover. Readers will marvel at Jimmy's new life at Koala Hospital, being raised by loving human caregivers and interacting with other koalas healing from injury. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservational awareness: Through Jimmy's life story readers will come to understand the many obstacles koalas and other species face today.
Winner of the 2013 Eureka! Silver Book Award
Named 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People by the Children's Book Council
"[A] heartwarming, true story of an irresistible marsupial." --Kirkus Reviews
"A hopeful story about animal rehabilitation in Australia."--Publishers Weekly
"Irresistibly adorable photographs and a clear, lively text capture the charming story." --School Library Journal
"An eye-catching book with a photogenic subject." --Booklist
"Written by a science writer and illustrated with photographs, readers become engaged in the story while being made aware of a myriad of facts about koalas and their environment." --Library Media Connection
"Jimmy the Joey has everything kids in the preschool to kindergarten ages want: cute animals, adventure, and a tale of real life heroism." --VegBooks.org
Jimmy the Joey by Deborah Lee Rose and Susan Kelly