You see, high up was safe since he liked a slow pace,
While the ground down below seemed a frightening place.
And TOO LOUD
And TOO BIG
And TOO STRANGE.
Nope. Kevin preferred not to move, nor to change.
From the bestselling creators of The Lion Inside comes a story about how taking a chance can open the door to exciting new adventures.
Sometimes change comes along whether we like it or not ... but if you let it, change can be the making of you.
Kevin isn’t sure he likes change though, he prefers things the way they’ve always been, up there in his tree with his leaves where everything moves slowly.
But perhaps Kevin needs to take a chance, otherwise he might miss out on all the fun.
Stylish art with Jon Klassen appeal and vibrant storytelling from two contemporary stars make this a story to shout about and have adults and children alike demanding it as a bedroom story time and again.
'A feel-good rhyming tale ...Field's Australian animals are a treat' – The Bookseller
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 298 x 240 x 6 mm
A charming rhyming tale about a koala averse to change who discovers that taking small risks can lead to big adventures * Huffington Post *
This is a joyful affirmation of adventure and is perfect for any shy, nervous readers, as well as those little ones who are a shade more rambunctious * Daily Mail *
A stylish book with a reassuring message about accepting change. * Parents In Touch *
This inspiring tale is about learning to let go so to discover new things. Good for bedtime, classrooms and cautious children! * South Wales Evening Post *
A perfect tale for cautious children * Inis *
...a wonderful, fun, joyful story to read and to share. -- Caroline Horn * Reading Zone *
Rachel's rhymes are sublime ... Jim Field's humorous animal illustrations are fab, fab, FAB ... a sunshiney book full of fun * ReaditDaddy *
Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about facing up to change ...Stylish art with Jon Klassen appeal and vibrant storytelling from two contemporary stars make this a story to shout about - it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime. * Booktopia *
What delectable scenes Jim Field has created to accompany Rachel Bright's catchy, fun to read aloud, rhyming narrative * Red Reading Hub *
There was nothing I disliked in this. This is an amazing book, you should definitely try it. * Evening Echo (Cork) *
A feel good rhyming story...good to read aloud. * Sunday Independent *
The idea that you can't eradicate fear but can learn to manage it is a complex message made wodnerfully accesible. * Evening Standard *
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“A book for new beginnings!”
I'm so happy that THIS was the first picture book that I read this year.
It's a book about change and trying something new. PERFECT! Some of us are Kevin the Koala when it comes to leaving our comfort zones... More
Vibrant! Brilliant! Funny! Perfect!
My 2 year old grandson loves this book. The message is one I would like to encourage to him. I would highly recommend this book.
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