Jimmy the Joey: The True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue
When Jimmy was still just a joey in his mother’s pouch she crossed a road one night and was struck by a car. Amazingly, Jimmy survived the crash. The next day he was found and rushed to Koala Hospital where they set about making sure he survived by tending to his physical needs, including keeping him warm and feeding him. The story details the rescue as well as his rehabilitation and the work that went into preparing him to return to the wild. The photographs are priceless and the story itself will have children cheering for Jimmy. The text is aimed at the younger child and kids who are in first and second grades could even read it themselves. This is a great book to introduce marsupials, the problems with people encroaching on woodlands the koalas need, and the importance of integrating the koala back into the wild.