Koalas eat gum leaves.

Koalas eat gum leaves. Everyone knows that.

Authored by my beautiful and incredibly talented better half, Laura Bunting, my second picture book – our first together – tells the tale of one little koala, who has had quite enough of his eucalyptus diet. And so he goes on the lookout for some tastier tucker. The story is a simple cautionary tale, highlighting the importance of moderation, balance, and paying attention to the Laws of the Universe*.

Laura and I had tonnes of fun creating Koalas Eat Gum Leaves, and we hope it brings heaps of fun to you and yours.

Koalas Eat Gum Leaves is published in Australia by Scholastic Australia, in the UK by Scholastic UK, and across Asia by Scholastic Asia.

*See Laws of the Universe, Volume 4, Section 48, Chapter 554, Clause 8.2: ‘Koalas don’t eat ice-cream’.



Meet the author.

My better half, Laura Bunting, is a children’s author, based in sunny Queensland, Australia. laurabunting.com.au


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