The journey of a lost toy.
Have you ever lost a toy?
What does that toy get up to while you are away?
Firecracker - a pink and yellow toy koala bear - who glows orange when she learns something new - is lost by her young owner, Daniel, on a hillside in Scotland.
Firecracker’s first instinct is to look for eucalyptus leaves, the food that koalas love to eat. By gum trees she finds a whole lot more besides!
A Magical Tale for Children and Adults
224 pages with illustrations in colour and line drawings by the author
A magical tale of trials and tribulations on the path to a new beginning’
JENNY MUSHLIN, Chair Borders Mental Health Forum
‘Firecracker, the brave little koala, illustrates the highs and lows of having bipolar disorder, and the courage it takes to be different. Both children and adults can enjoy the heroine’s adventures, meeting the friends she makes along the way. And the ending will come as quite a surprise!’
JESSAMY PEARS, Advocacy Worker
‘Pat leads us on a fantastical journey of imagination, meeting characters who could easily reflect people you know yourself through the eyes of a koala wrestling with authenticity and personal expression. Loveable, a great read …’
GRAEME NISBET, Co-Director Think Thrive
‘Firecracker is a story of great imagination and has a good, satisfactory, happy ending.’
MARGARET PINKNEY, Librarian