Title: Koalas Eat Gum Leaves
Author: Laura Bunting
Illustrator: Philip Bunting
Publisher: Scholastic Children’s Books (2018)
“Koala eat gum leaves. Nothing but gum leaves. All day. Every day. So many gum leaves. With no exceptions…” Well, all except one koala. Fed up of gum leaves, this Koala wants to try something new. Using binoculars “he’s on the lookout for some tastier tucker.” The binoculars quickly move past a snail, a snake and more gum leaves until stopping on an ice cream! He whooshes down the gum tree to get one for himself.
“#%*@!” (By gum, that’s good.) He can’t get enough of this wonderful new food. He has ice-cream every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Until he suffers the consequences of his actions… stomach ache. He just about climbs the gum tree to lie on his branch. “Koalas don’t eat ice-cream. Koalas eat gum leaves. Even this one.” Well… most of the time.