Tuesday, February 23, 2021

True Stories of Animal Heroes: Fluffles: The Brave Koala Who Held Strong Through A Bushfire - a bookwrap



Meet Fluffles.  She is a sweet koala bear who lives in Australia.  Her true story highlights her bravery and compassion.  


True Stories of Animal Heroes: Fluffles: The Brave Koala Who Held Strong Through A Bushfire 

Authored by Vita Murrow

Illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi


* Ages:  4+

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Frances Lincoln Children's Books

* Pub. Date:  March 2, 2021

* Language:  English

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The Book

"In this new series, based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes – some have four legs, a wet nose, and a brave heart. Big or small, fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives." 

Fluffles is an adorable little koala bear that lives in southern Australia.  She hangs out every day in her eucalyptus forest with other friendly koalas.  They continually eat yummy leaves from the trees and sleep in the branches.  Life is good. 

Then one day everything changes.  A huge storm blows in with lighting and loud thunder BOOMS!   Fluffles watches the grey sky turn red and she knows she is in danger.  She must move quickly and bravely to find refuge.  A fire ensues and she climbs high up into a tree   and clutches on for dear life.  After a time the fire subsides and Fluffles knows she must climb down and find her friends even though the tree is still very hot.  Will she be brave enough to defy the danger and strike out on her mission to find the other koalas?  

The illustrations are amazing and the colour pallet chosen is perfect.  This bittersweet tale celebrates the amazing value of hugs.  Hugs have healing power and giving them is an act of heroism.   This heartwarming story has a fact section at the back so kids can do more research on koala bears and discover how they can be helped.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Vita Murrow is an educator, an artist, a writer, and a mom. Vita has a quirky sense of humor and an eye for the weird. When she was in 8th grade she was rejected from a special writers’ retreat for kids. But that didn’t stop her from pursuing her passion. Since then, Vita has been a teacher, a producer, a film maker, a program director, and even a puppeteer. She currently works as a children’s author reinventing old stories for a new generation and crafting wordless pictures books together with her husband Ethan Murrow. Their book The Whale was nominated for a CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal. She is also the author of two volumes of fairytales retold for a new generation: Power to the Princess and High-Five to the Hero. Vita loves working with other artists and writers and is always looking to share a chocolate chip cookie with someone.

About the Illustrator

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