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Bookstagram Tour Review: Kindness For Koalas by Zanna Davidson

Hey everyone!
Today is my stop on the bookstagram tour for Kindness For Koalas written by Zanna Davidson and illustrated by Ged Adamson, and I am excited to be sharing not only my review, but also my 5 year old daughter’s thoughts with you all here on my blog too.

A massive thank you to @KaleidoscopicBT and @Usborne for allowing me to be a part of the tour.

Title: Kindness For Koalas
Series: Usborne Good Behaviour Guides
Author: Zanna Davidson
Illustrator: Ged Adamson
Genre: Picture Book
Publication Date: 5th January 2023
Publisher: Usborne Books
Buy It Here (affiliate link): Amazon UK

Book Summary:

When Mala the Koala stomps into the forest, feeling very crummy, a little mouse suggests Mala will soon feel better if she starts to be kind. But how? wonders Mala. Soon she’s sharing her lunch with some emu chicks, helping a baby bat and comforting her friend, Wombat – discovering, on her way, that kindness really is what makes the world go round. This easy-to-read rhyming story, with gentle humour and gorgeous artwork, is a perfect introduction to kindness.

My Review:

Kindness For Koalas is a beautiful little story, and is excellent for teaching children about kindness, and the positive effects that it has on you and everyone around you. There was a range of different characters and animals within the story, all of which are gorgeously illustrated. The whole Good Behaviour Guides series is a wonderful idea to help children grow, and learn about positive behaviour.

Evelyn’s Thoughts:

My favourite part was when Mala helped put the little bat back in the tree because he had fallen out, and I liked the wombat. It was nice of Mala to say sorry for the bad things she had done. I learnt a lot about kindness, like if someone is sad, to hold their hand and sit beside them. I learnt that being kind to other people can make you happy as well as them.

*Thank you to Kaleidoscopic for our copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review*

About The Author:

Zanna writes fiction and non-fiction for Usborne. Her favourite things to write about are small monsters and talking animals. She used to live in London but now lives in a cottage on the edge of some woods. She is only sorry there are no bears or witches in them.

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About The Illustrator:

Ged Adamson is a writer and illustrator. His breakthrough book Douglas, You Need Glasses! was published in May 2016 by Schwartz and Wade (Random House). Since then, he’s worked with many publishers as both author and illustrator.

Self-penned titles include Shark Dog and Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed) for Harper Collins, A Fox Found a Box – again with Schwartz and Wade – and Bird Hugs for Two Lions. He is the illustrator of I Have To Start At School Today by Simon Philip (Simon & Schuster) and This is Not a Unicorn by Barry Timms (Nosy Crow). 2021 saw the publication of Scribbly (HarperCollins) and in 2022, his new book The Elephant Detectives will be published by Nosy Crow.

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