Jimmy the joey : the true story of an amazing koala rescue

by Rose, Deborah Lee.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 599.2 ROS
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.2 ROS
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 599.2 R72
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 599.2 R72
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 599.25 R79
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 599.25 R79
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 599.25 R
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 599.25 R
This warm and inspirational photographic picture book for ages 4 to 8 is a compelling and uplifting true story, with a sweet message about coping with loss that draws attention to an important and threatened wild animal.

Jimmy is an adorable baby koala whose tender tale is sure to strike at the heartstrings of every animal lover. Readers will marvel at Jimmy's new life at Koala Hospital, being raised by loving human caregivers and interacting with other koalas healing from injury. The book also introduces young readers to the need for conservational awareness- Through Jimmy's life story readers will come to understand the many obstacles koalas and other species face today.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A workman in Australia finds Jimmy, a six-month-old joey (baby koala), lying by a road. Staff at the Koala Hospital check his health and give him to a trained volunteer, who raises him until he is old enough to live with other koalas in the facility's outdoor tree area. When he has adapted to that environment and is ready to live independently, his volunteer releases him in a protected forest area. The story ends there, but the book continues with features such as a fast-facts page, a photographer's note, and a map of Australia that indicates where koalas live, where Jimmy was found, and where he was released. Apart from the lightly fictionalized story of Joey's early life in the wild and the overuse of exclamation points, the short text works pretty well, but the large color photos of adorable koalas steal the show. The subtle leaf pattern on solid-color pages is an attractive feature of the book's design. An eye-catching book with a photogenic subject.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a hopeful story about animal rehabilitation in Australia, an orphaned koala joey is rescued and taken to the Koala Hospital. Author Rose and journalist/filmmaker Kelly chronicle Jimmy's time at the center, where he is fed special formula, sleeps "in a laundry basket filled with soft blankets," and is weighed and measured each week. Photographs (bordered by aboriginal patterns) keep Jimmy front and center as he clutches a volunteer's leg, munches on eucalyptus leaves (they make him "smell like mint candy") and slowly grows accustomed to the hospital trees, where he climbs with other koala residents. An endnote from Kelly describes her research into koalas, the threats facing their populations, and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, where Jimmy and koalas like him have received care. Ages 4-8. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Koala -- Juvenile literature.
Koala -- Infancy -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Veterinary hospitals -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife rescue -- Australia.
Veterinary hospitals -- Australia.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2013
Contributors Kelly, Susan (Video journalist)
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781426313714 (hbk. : alkaline paper)
1426313713 (hbk. : alkaline paper)
9781426313721 (library edition : alkaline paper)
1426313721 (library edition : alkaline paper)
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