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  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760898830
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $23.00

Nala the Koala



Nala the koala needs a new home, and she needs our help.

Nala the koala has lost her home. She searches far and wide, but some places are too sandy, some are too smoky and some are just too scratchy! Where have all the trees gone?

A sweet story that gently touches on displacement, finding your home and preserving precious environments.

All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to WIRES to help protect koalas and other Australian animals in need.

  • Published: 1 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760898830
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $23.00

About the author

Penny Min Ferguson

Penny Min Ferguson is an illustration based designer who also specialises in ceramic work, fine jewellery and surface design. Currently based in Melbourne, Penny works as a freelance illustrator and runs small design label Min Pin out of her home studio in the Dandenong Ranges. Penny believes in compassionate design, quality workmanship, sustainability and fun.

Praise for Nala the Koala

Children will empathise with Nala, the little koala who has lost her home and will be thrilled to learn that the purchase of this book will help her and other animals to survive bushfires and other disasters.

Pat Pledger, Read Plus

This book cleverly discusses issues about climate, displacement and how to preserve the environment around us in a gentle way. What really makes this book special is the sense of community that brings Nala to a place she can call home.

Library Geek, Little Big Reads

A sweet story that gently touches on displacement, finding your home and preserving precious environments. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to WIRES to help protect koalas and other Australian animals in need.

Olivia Williams, Kiddo

Penny Min Ferguson uses simple stylised illustrations in soft colours to create Nala’s world. There are plenty on each page providing young minds lots to explore and also opportunities to engage in some discussion.

Mia Macrossan, Story Links

A timely story, in light of our recent bushfires and the devastation this has wrought on the koala population.

James, Blog of Dad

With all royalties being donated to WIRES, this is an opportunity to initiate some meaningful, in-context research that will resonate with students across all ages.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf

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