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About the book
  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742750088
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

The Koala Bounces Back




Karri the bouncing koala is back!

Karri the bouncing koala has a peaceful new home - until a gang of fierce, football-crazy cats moves in.The moggies aren't welcome - they keep chasing the bush birds and animals - but they've got nowhere else to live.Karri makes a deal with the cats. They'll play football and if the cats win they get to stay. But then he remembers . . . Karri and his friends don't know the first thing about the game!

  • Pub date: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742750088
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson is a Scots-born author, journalist and scriptwriter living in Sydney with his wife and two cats. He has written for children and adults about subjects as diverse as crime, apartment living, military history and bouncing koalas, as well as TV drama series and comedies. Jimmy is an avid Glasgow Celtic FC fan.

Eric Lobbecke

Eric Löbbecke is an award-winning illustrator and cartoonist for books, newspapers, magazines and advertising. He has won two Walkley awards for best illustration, multiple Stanley awards for illustration and cartooning and two Bald Archies for satirical portraiture. Eric’s cartoons have featured in exhibitions at the Mitchell Library and the Australian Museum, and he currently illustrates for The Australian, Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph. He has illustrated children’s books including The Koala Who Bounced, What Rot!, and The Galumpher. The Purple Snow is Eric’s first book as writer and illustrator.


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