Koala Lou loves her mother, and delights every time Mother Koala says, "Koala Lou, I DO love you!" But then the family gets bigger, and Mother Koala gets busier... and Koala Lou can't help but wonder if maybe Mother Koala has forgotten her.
Then she hears about the Bush Olympics, and the gum-tree-climbing event. If she wins that, she's sure she'll win her mother's attention again! It takes lots of training — and plenty of aches and pains — but Koala Lou is confident... until, on the day of competition, nothing goes to plan. Fortunately, Koala Lou's mother is by her side to remind her that, no matter what, she'll hear the words she loves: "Koala Lou, I DO love you!"
This charming story, with gorgeous colored pencil illustrations of Australian plants and animals, is the perfect book to remind kids that, no matter how busy things get, their mothers will always be there.
"Koala Lou is loved by everyone, but it is her mother who loves her most of all. She often tells her daughter, 'Koala Lou, I DO love you.' As the family grows and her mother gets busier, Koala Lou yearns to hear those words again. She sets out to win the Bush Olympics as a way to gain her mother's attention. Lofts's colored-pencil drawings portray the Australian flora and fauna beautifully, including a few of the more exotic species." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Feb 28, 1994|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|