In this new series, based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes – some have four legs, a wet nose, and a brave heart. Big or small, fall in love with animal friends who have lived truly wild lives.
Read about Fluffles, the koala, who held strong through the bushfires in South Australia with bravery. As flames burned below her, she fled to the very top of a tree, and held on firm for her life until the flames eventually receded. Badly burned but still alive, Fluffles was rescued by humans, who tended to her wounded paws. While she healed she found other koalas to snuggle up with. Their cuddles for one another helped make the whole outback feel better. Hugs were an act of heroism!
This heartwarming story has a fact section at the back, so you can learn more about koalas and how you can help them. Adorable illustrations from Rachel Qiuqi will make you want to hug the page. Also debuting for the series is Onyx, based on the reintroduction of wolves of Yellowstone Park. And there's even more heartwarming stories to come! Sterling the Moose and Talala the Leopard.
Vita Murrow is an educator, an artist, a writer, and a mom. Vita has a quirky sense of humor 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.