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There was once a baby koala, so soft and round that all who saw her loved her. Her name was Koala Lou.

Koala Lou is the first born in a large family. She feels sad because her mother seems too busy to pay her any attention. Perhaps if she wins the tree-climbing at the Bush Olympics her mother might notice her again . . . Koala Lou starts her training right away!

An Australian classic by the author and illustrator of Hunwick's Egg.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780140540635

    August 5, 1991

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $17.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Longlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1999
    Shortlisted
    Picture Book

Also by Mem Fox

Where is The Green Sheep?
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Board Book
Where is the Green Sheep? Hardback book and plush toy boxed set
Hello Baby! Board Book
Baby Bedtime
A Giraffe in the Bath
Two Little Monkeys
Yoo Hoo, Ladybird!
Hunwick's Egg
Green Sheep Buggy Book
A Particular Cow
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Night Noises
Tough Boris

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