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!Free Book ⚖ Koala Lou ♶ When Koala Lou s mother becomes so busy that she forgets to tell her firstborn how much she loves her, Koala Lou enters the Bush Olympics, intending to win an event and her mother s love all at one time A first rate choice for bedtime, story hour, or reading aloud The Horn Book Koala Lou fears that she s been replaced in her mother s heart by her many siblings, so she trains to compete in the Bush Olympics to make her mama proud The illustrations by Pamela Lofts are VERY CUTE Koala Lou fears that she s been replaced in her mother s heart by her many siblings, so she trains to compete in the Bush Olympics to make her mama proud The illustrations by Pamela Lofts are VERY CUTE This is the first book I have read from Mem Fox, one of my favorite authors, that didn t quite convince me The story is about a lovely koala named Koala Lou who seems to feel like she isn t getting enough love from her mom Her family has grown and her mom is pretty busy, so she seems to forget to tell Koala Lou, as often as she did before, that she loves her Koala Lou decides to enter the Bush Olympics to get her mother s attention She does not win, but her mom, of course tells her she loves This is the first book I have read from Mem Fox, one of my favorite authors, that didn t quite convince me The story is about a lovely koala named Koala Lou who seems to feel like she isn t getting enough love from her mom Her family has grown and her mom is pretty busy, so she seems to forget to tell Koala Lou, as often as she did before, that she loves her Koala Lou decides to enter the Bush Olympics to get her mother s attention She does not win, but her mom, of course tells her she loves her.Now, the reason it didn t quite convince me is because of the message it seems to portray, that you have to outshine others to get the attention you want It seemed to imply some level of jealousy and say that it is fine, just work harder to get what you want.On a separate point I noticed that the illustrations enhanced the story capturing things that are were not seen in the text The illustrator, on occasion, framed the drawing, but let some aspect of the drawing go out of the frame giving it depth The illustrations were good, but seemed uni dimensional to me I loved the illustrations in this book The story itself had some great moments Mama Koala loves Koala Lou no matter what and Koala Lou works hard to accomplish her goal however, I didn t like that the story seems to say the parents who have multiple children neglect the older children once younger ones are born. I love this book Its illustrations will captivate children s attention This book tells a story about koala Lou and how she intends to win a sports event and her mother s love in the end Of course, her mother loves her. Koala Lou enters the bush Olympics because she misses her mother saying, I DO love you and thinks winning will get her love She doesn t win, but she tries her best and her mom tells her, I DO love you anyway.Honestly, I thought it was a little weird but there s a nice message in there somewhere about how trying your best isimportant than winning and even if you parents seem distracted by a new baby, they still love you. Book 6, Day 6 Mini Family Classics from News Limited.First published in 1988.30ish pagesAuthor Mem FoxIllustrator Pamela LoftsWhen you ask an Aussie to name an iconic children s picture book author, Mem Fox s name will appear 9 times out of 10 And if you ask this hypothetical person to name one of her books It ll probably be Possum Magic but Koala Lou would come a close second.Born in Australia, educated in Africa and England, now based in South Australia, Fox s books demonstrate her Book 6, Day 6 Mini Family Classics from News Limited.First published in 1988.30ish pagesAuthor Mem FoxIllustrator Pamela LoftsWhen you ask an Aussie to name an iconic children s picture book author, Mem Fox s name will appear 9 times out of 10 And if you ask this hypothetical person to name one of her books It ll probably be Possum Magic but Koala Lou would come a close second.Born in Australia, educated in Africa and England, now based in South Australia, Fox s books demonstrate her love of Australia, it s animals and people, but also the blending of lives and cultures, the acceptance of difference, and unconditional love Fox has made a study of childhood literacy and actively encourages reading to pre school children to develop a love for Books, but also reminds us the adults that we should love books, too Koala Lou is a beautiful, poetic book full of Australian flavour The repeated line, Koala Lou, I DO love you , embodies what is important and valuable in a children s book love, self belief, rhyme, and memorability.An Australian children s classic which will never age.Pamela Lofts,Alice springs based illustrator, Pamela Lofts, collaborated on three Mem Fox books, including Hunwick s Egg for which she received critical acclaim She passed away in July 2012.Extras Read how Koala Lou came about as a request from Olivia Newton John Listen to Mem Fox read Koala Lou Her personal philosophy which is absorbed into many of her books If we focus on our likenesses instead of our differences we ll get along better whether we re in pairs, in small groups or in nation states Across the world we ll be far less isolated and stupid and crass and pathetic than we tend to be much of the time We ll be kinder,sensitive,sensible,tolerant,helpful andforgiving taking into account comprehension, concentration, language Read aloud 3 Read yourself 6 ISBN 9327014001207 From the day she was born, all the bush animals loved soft and cuddly Koala Lou, but it was her mother who loved her the most All day long her mother would praise her beloved baby saying, Koala Lou, I DO love you But the years pass and Koala Lou s mother has many other children that take up her time Her mother is too busy to express her love as she used to and Koala Lou longs to hear those words again, so she decides to train to win the gum tree climbing event at the Bush Olympics Even tho From the day she was born, all the bush animals loved soft and cuddly Koala Lou, but it was her mother who loved her the most All day long her mother would praise her beloved baby saying, Koala Lou, I DO love you But the years pass and Koala Lou s mother has many other children that take up her time Her mother is too busy to express her love as she used to and Koala Lou longs to hear those words again, so she decides to train to win the gum tree climbing event at the Bush Olympics Even though she loses the event Koala Lou learns that her mother loves her, Koala Lou, I DO love you I always have, and I always will Koala Lou s universal desire for attention and love will be recognized by readers of all backgrounds The message of the book is that you don t have to do anything special, win any awards, or be the best at anything to be loved All you have to do is be yourself Children will feel reassured by the ending, which shows a mother s unconditional love for her daughter The story will be especially meaningful to older siblings who know what it feels like to share their parents with a new sibling Fox s storytelling voice is intimate and warm, as though she s telling the story just for you As the plot progresses the pacing of the book increases and by the time the Bush Olympics come around, readers will be cheering Koala Lou on as she climbs the gum tree The repetitive refrain, Koala Lou, I DO love you gives Koala Lou a tangible goal to strive for and provides a touchstone for readers as well.The illustrations are eye catching and appealing Lofts utilizes blending, color, and shading to render the wide eyed creatures and the spectacular plants of the Bush Filled with Australian animals including, emus, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas, platypuses, etc., Lofts illustrations convey the heat and sun of the Australian Bush Lofts use of yellow sunlight and purple shadows, not only illustrates the time of day as described in the text, but also adds a whimsical, playful touch to Koala Lou s world The animals are drawn true to life, although Lofts gives them anthropomorphic facial expressions that convey the emotions of the story and expand the personality of Koala Lou At times Lofts seems to break the fourth wall because some of the characters seem to be staring right into the eyes of the reader.Full Review at Picture Book a Day There s virtually nothing Mem Fox has written that I won t read and this book is no exception Koala Lou is a sweet natured, content baby koala secure in the love of her mama who tell her everyday Koala Lou I DO love you But the years pass and Lou now has baby brother s and sisters who take up lots of mama s time so she no longer has time to tell Lou how much she loves her, though she loves her just the same Koala Lou decides if she had win the gum tree climbing event at the Bush Olympics he There s virtually nothing Mem Fox has written that I won t read and this book is no exception Koala Lou is a sweet natured, content baby koala secure in the love of her mama who tell her everyday Koala Lou I DO love you But the years pass and Lou now has baby brother s and sisters who take up lots of mama s time so she no longer has time to tell Lou how much she loves her, though she loves her just the same Koala Lou decides if she had win the gum tree climbing event at the Bush Olympics her mama will be so proud that of course she catch koala Lou in her arms and cry Koala Lou I DO love you again SO she trains and trains, determined to earn her mama s love again Of course what Koala Lou doesn t realize is even if she can t always find the time to say it her mama loves her just as much as she always has.This is a wonderful, funny, and warm reminder for all kiddos and their parents that love can be expressed and shared in a million different ways and isn t something that needs to be proved Its full of Fox s always wonderful comical and warm story telling style and delightful, pastel illustrations of hilarious koala s and other marvelous inhabitants of the Australian Bush This book is a straight up delight Read this book and then tell me you haven t fallen in love with koalas This story tackles the common feeling of not enough motherly love to go round When Koala Lou is born EVERYONE loves her, but none as much as her Mom who reminds of the fact 100 times a day But the inevitable happens and siblings arrive and Koala Lou wishes her mother would repeat those words So she comes up with a plan She will compete in the bush Olympics Winning her event will surely assure her mother s love sound fa Read this book and then tell me you haven t fallen in love with koalas This story tackles the common feeling of not enough motherly love to go round When Koala Lou is born EVERYONE loves her, but none as much as her Mom who reminds of the fact 100 times a day But the inevitable happens and siblings arrive and Koala Lou wishes her mother would repeat those words So she comes up with a plan She will compete in the bush Olympics Winning her event will surely assure her mother s love sound familiar Well despite all her training, Koala Lou comes in second to her rival and she runs off into the bush and cries her eyes out Once night has fallen she creeps home and into a certain person s warm arms and longed for refrain Once again, it is the simplicity that strikes me in the appeal of this story, one that every kid can relate too