Smooch & Rose
Published: 2013 by University of Queensland Press
Level: Primary Years (3-5)
Rose and her Gran rescue a baby koala from attacking dogs. Carol the wildlife carer takes care of the cub with Rose's help, and he is named Smooch. Soon after Smooch is returned to his natural habitat, Rose discovers that the area is to be cleared for new houses, and begins to fight for his right to live undisturbed. Will she succeed, or will Smooch lose his home?