Fluffles (True Stories of Animal Heroes)

The Brave Koala Who Survived a Bushfire

Vita Murrow, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi
AUD $19.99
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Fluffles is a picture book story based on the real-life antics and behaviours of the koalas in the outback.

A debut picture book for the series Creatures Great and Small, the story of Fluffles is based on the real-life antics and behaviours of the koalas in the Australian outback.

One day, Fluffles and friends noticed bush fires starting in the outback. There was nowhere to escape so they rose up, up, up into the trees to wait it out until the ashes cooled. But when they climbed down, the hot trees burned their tiny paws. While they healed, they found one another and snuggled up, as the big hugs reminded them of their trees. Their care for one another helped make the whole outback feel better. Their hugs were an act of heroism!

Adorable illustrations from Rachel Qiuqi will make you want to hug the page. Creatures Great and Small is a series of picture books based on real-life animal antics in which children discover that all creatures have important stories to tell us - no matter how great or small. These true stories feature animals as models of positive qualities like compassion, justice and using ones power for good. As children grow, they too will value and seek these qualities in their own stories and in the world around them. Also debuting for the series is Onyx, based on the wolves of Yellowstone Park - with even more heartwarming stories to come.

Author bio:

Vita Murrow is an educator, an artist, a writer and a mum. Vita has a quirky sense of humour 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.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711261570
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's
Pub Date: March 2021
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 4 - 7
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational