Author(s): Tilda Kelly
A tragic bush fire sparks a beautiful friendship between a young girl and a baby koala.
Ruby is dreading changing schools as her autism makes it hard to befriend other kids. But when her dog finds a baby koala and her family agrees to foster it, Ruby quickly becomes the koala's best friend.
Ruby loves quiet and routine, which makes her a perfect koala carer! A talented artist, she names the koala Pablo - after her favourite artist. Through looking after Pablo, Ruby befriends a neighbouring girl who loves painting as much as she does.
Soon Pablo is well enough to move to a koala kindergarten. But is Ruby ready to move to her own new school?