Koobla the Camel Teaches Young Readers Compassion
Clifford the Big Red Dog. Big Bird. Arthur Read the aardvark. For years friendly animals have been used to facilitate childhood education. In her new book, "Koobla the Camel" (published by Trafford Publishing), Nancy Walker introduces young readers to a new mammal companion who teaches them about compassion.
"Koobla the Camel" introduces children to the delights and peculiarities of the animal (and insect) world. These aspects are interwoven in a funny, weird and surprisingly fast-paced way, with a light moral thread that promotes the ideas of belonging and family.
Koobla daydreams of becoming a number of different animals, from an elephant to an aardvark to a lion. In the end, he learns that being a camel is okay, too.
An excerpt from "Koobla the Camel":
"Hang on - stand still! The Aardvarks scolded.
They flicked out their long sticky tongues and gobbled up the ants.
'He-he-he, ho-ho-ho, ha-ha-haah,' Koobla laughed. 'Oh-ho-ho, please stop! I'm ticklish, he gurgled.'"
Walker's story is paired with colorful illustrations that are sure to hold young readers' attention and allow them to explore their imaginations.
About the Author
Nancy Walker is the author of two publications: "déjà vu," a literacy booklet, and "Dr. Quark," a picture book, published by Koala Books in 2004. Other credits include competition awards for juvenile fiction and poetry published in children's magazines in Australia.