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Kokey Koala and the Bush Olympics',

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The author: Trixie Whitmore

Trixie Whitmore is an Australian author who originally published Kokey Koala and the Bush Olympics in1999/2000 for the Sydney Olympic Games. Now, twenty years on, her family are reprinting a special 20th-anniversary edition, in memory of Trixie with her 'never give up' attitude to life.

Kokey in the Bush Olympics

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About Kokey

Follow Kokey on his mission to win a gold medal in the

Bush Olympics in this popular educational children's book!


The story provided me with an engaging way of covering not only many aspects of my literacy program such as reading, writing, spelling, phonics etc, but also topics such as self-esteem, resilience and perseverance all pivotal to student wellbeing and a major component of the Department of Educations PDHPE syllabus. I also was able to incorporate aspect of my Science and Geography program which allowed my students to really gain a deep knowledge and understanding from tasks set as they made meaningful connections between the text and the task at hand.
In summary, the story is easily and effectively embedded into all Key Learning Areas of any Primary classroom across all stages. The high standard of work produced by my students based on the text and the delight they had in exploring the book and all it has to offer them gave testimony to me of the high caliber of the collaboration between the author and illustrators and their outstanding end result.

Julie Pitt, Assistant Principal East Lindfield Public School NSW

“I love everything about this book, from the gorgeous, intricate drawings of our wildlife to the message of endurance, resilience and sportsmanship. The clever rhyming text suits beginning readers. But it is the fun of finding and identifying four hundred exquisitely drawn native animals and plants that will have parents and kids of every age reaching for it as a favourite bedtime book.

Very few picture books are as ambitious as this one, travelling through all our states and territories, offering a primer on the Olympic Games and its diverse sports, and providing a visual feast along the way. I intend to give it to every child I know.”

Geraldine Brooks AO
Pulitzer Prizewinner


By purchasing Kokey Koala, 5% of your purchase will go to support the Aussie Ark Conservation Program whose vision is to create a long-term future for our threatened Australian species.

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