Koala Is Not A Bear

Sterling Publishing
ISBN: 978-1454927457
Illustration by Rachel McAlister

Where does Koala belong?

Find out, in this sweet story of friendship and family—with fun facts about marsupials thrown in.

It’s Koala’s first day at camp, and she thinks she’s found her place in the Bear Cabin—until know-it-all Kangaroo comes along and tells Koala in no uncertain terms that she is not a bear. Koala points out all the ways in which she resembles her new friend, Grizzly, but Kangaroo just isn’t buying it. As Koala tries to find her place, alert readers will recognize clues about where Koala belongs. Using humor and fun illustrations, this engaging story will reel kids in and leave them with a satisfying ending.


A short clip about koalas by National Geographic:

“A fun story for reading aloud, this book is a solid general purchase for primary grade collections.” – School Library Journal

” . . . raises important points about inclusion, similarities and differences during the course of her amusing narrative while at the same time providing a fair sprinkling of marsupial-related facts.” – Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub