Cover Image: Surviving the Wild: Rainbow the Koala

Surviving the Wild: Rainbow the Koala

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In this second installment, we see Rainbow, the koala, learn from his mom and grow. Rainbow has to be out on his own, finding a home, food, and water. When a brush fire invades his forest, he needs to figure out how to survive. The end of this book has facts about animals and brush fires, particularly the ones in Australia that this book is based upon. The text is simple to read and well-written. The art is good. I like that it's a fictionalized story (talking animals) but that we learn facts.
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I received a digital ARC from Henry Holt & Co. via NetGalley. My 7 year old son and I read this and we really enjoyed the dramatic story of Rainbow surviving a bush fire in Australia. Rainbow the koala's mom teaches him how to go off on his own. Then when he is ready it is very hard to navigate the world alone, but he follows all her rules and survives even the scariest situations. This book made it easy to discuss our environment and climate change with my son. Highly recommended.
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