Testimonials

ForeWord Magazine:...In the tradition of storytelling, the author employs an engaging yet respectful tone to recreate these ancient tales... . "

Nancy Bent, American Library Association "This is the best collection of koala images available and will find a ready audience."

Rebecca Brown, RebeccasReads.com: "...a truly breathtaking book of photography & information your family will treasure for generations."

Irene Watson, Readerviews.com: When I opened the package containing Koalas: Moving Portraits of Serenity, I just gasped because this gorgeous piece of art blew me away."

Midwest Book Review: "...very highly recommended for its touching photography and informative content. It will appeal to students of nature... and the koala... ."

Henry Berry, Reviewer's Bookwatch: "Besides offering an opportunity for viewers to enjoy numerous pictures of the always fetching, cute-looking koala, [it] has the aim of presenting a broader picture... ."

John Hoh, Jr., Bookideas.com: "With scintillating photos and crisp text the reader will come away with a greater appreciation of these serene animals—and a sense of wanting to do what's right to save these precious beings."

Jack Hanna, TV Host, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures: "As we close [this] exquisite celebration of the lovable koala—we are also opening a new chapter in their future on earth."

Bob Hoffman, Australian Online Bookshop: "I was very impressed with the book and it was our Book of the Day when we first got it. It looked so good there that I decided to make it our Australian Book of the Month."

Cynthia A. Boylan, Shutterbug Magazine: "This innovative project brings their world into sharp focus by... today's most talented photographers... will both delight and educate the reader."

Harlan Weikle, Greener Magazine: "Like a pictorial reflection of Silent Spring, it may serve as a template for the very survival of nature... and ourselves."

Thomas W. Hess, Epinions.com: "...unparalleled source for everything 'koala,' destined to find a place [with] anyone who cares about... what is 'best' in the world.

Jenna Morasca, Ethan Zohn, Reality TV Stars Survivor: All Stars: "...wonderful book with an amazing visual display of all things 'koala!'... great enhancement on any coffee table."

Jan Allegretti, Author, The Complete Holistic Dog Book: "...brings something rare and vital to our own species... a valuable contribution to the animal and habitat conservation movement."

Nancy Rumsey, Principal Zoo Keeper, San Francisco Zoo: "It is a true pleasure to see these beautiful portraits. I have worked with some of the subjects and thus have an intimate connection."

Sheila Campbell, Library and Media Specialist, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium: "...an excellent introduction to the koala... useful resource for school reports and a book the koala fan will enjoy."

David Zirkin, M.Sc. Science, Haifa: "...a must for all true animal lovers... It excites me to know that the love of animals and the struggle of their survival is so dear to peoples hearts."

Patrick Lin, Ph.D., Director, The Nanoethics Group: "...[these photographs] give us a glimpse into our own humanity, reminding us of what is good in the world."

Yossi Shoshany, Ph.D. Science, Tel Aviv: "I found Koalas: Moving Portraits of Serenity deeply moving... made me want to drive my car to the nearest zoo."

Barbara Liebowitz, Inventor: "...the best book I have read in years... if made into a movie, has the potential to be the next 'March of the Penguins.'"

Mark Underwood, Online Marketing Consultant: "You have educated an Australian about koalas ... [M]any thanks, it is a beautiful book that will always remind me, ironically, of my years living away from home."

Steve Lesser, InfoWorks International, Sydney: "Fan-bloody-tastic!... I have now "wasted" the best part of the last two hours browsing through and being amazed by a creature I thought I was familiar with... ."

Greg Salter, Golden Valley, MN: the photographs are just marvelous, some I just can't get over—and,... tears came to my eyes... thanks for [the] beautiful work!

Britta Kantzer, Magic Note Press: "...the portraits open our hearts and remind us of the deeper meaning and sacredness of all life forms on this planet."

Paula Bandy, Photographer, Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue Volunteer: "...Perhaps, one day, this book will be a requirement for our children to read."

Jo Beck, CEO, Beck Interactive: "I found myself laughing out loud at the funny little furry faces... This book is a perfect gift for my friends and family."

Barbara Wilkerson, Pets-R-People: "...tremendous job in making this peaceful marsupial shine to help us understand the importance of conserving its dwindling habitat." Jenna DeFrei, Writer: "...koalas teach us... how to be our selves amidst all the chaos, learn to love, to feel, to enjoy our lives, to just be."

Candice Botner, Airway Heights, WA: "I have had no recollections my childhood. Thank you for giving back a part of me that had been lost. "

Colette Witcher, Anthropologist: "... makes you feel ... face-to-face with the koalas... I would highly recommend [it] for both koala and all animal lovers."

David Alexander, Engineer: "... [it will] give us a greater sense of purpose in seeking to understand how we each have... responsibility in maintaining balance on this planet."

Judy Rees, Columnist, Tucson SaddleBag Notes: "...deeply touched... Congratulations for this huge undertaking that brings the koala to universal attention."

Peggy Markham, Koala Fan, AZ: "...a koala lovers dream... I thought I knew everything there was to know about koalas... this book has opened my eyes... ."

Andi Bruno, Yoga Instructor And Meditation Teacher: "Hundreds of magnificent photos as well as superbly written and very informative text, make [this title] a sheer delight."

Kris Tamaki, former CEO, Maxwell Communications Corp., Asia: "...undeniably influential... 'kawaii (cute)' and 'yasashi (gentle)' best define this most lovable marsupial... [koalas' eyes] radiate a God-like sense of 'goodness.'"

Lan Nguyen, Marketing Manager: "...offers us more than just mere facts on habitat and anatomy [and] challenges us to move beyond the 'cute' stereotype so gladly attached to the koala."

Marlene Y. Satter, ForeWordReviews.com: "...seeing image after image of one of the most beloved animals ... is only part of this book's attraction."

Janet Jones, Retired Bank Executive: "I had no idea that koalas were in trouble. [This title] will allow people to learn more about koalas, their personalities, and how they are struggling to survive... ."

Sidney Mitchell, Award-winning Elvis Impersonator: "...The Koala couldn't have hoped for a more sincere, humane, and genuine ally than this book."

Jessica Miller, Bulli, NSW, Australia: "...pure magic! This marvelous work is the end product of drive, knowledge, photographic genius, vision, and sheer talent."

Helen C. Paul, English Teacher: "Captivating! Enchanting! Magical! Describing [it] is easy. Extricating oneself from its pages is the hard part... ."

Franke Stallworth, M.F.A. Art: "...profoundly insightful and visually fascinating... [this] is not your every-day, ordinary wildlife book... ."

Michelle Charpentier-Rohr, Art Concepts: "...an invitation to discover [a] fascinating world... enriched with ethereally beautiful photographs... [it's] for everybody."

Don Steffy, Engineer: "This book has impressed a special place in my heart for koalas, and I am very grateful to the author for introducing me to them."

Doron Lustig, Software Engineer: "... I'm booking my next flight to Australia."

Lynn Crockett, Business Manager: "...a book everyone should be thrilled to possess... The photography is exceptional, capturing your attention from cover to cover."

Preeti Mehta, QA Manager: "If you don't already love koalas, you will after reading this book... . The writing is clear, simple, and informative, and the variety of photos are adorable... ."

Lydie Reviglio, Math Teacher: "...Don't take a yoga class... look at a baby koala sleeping between two branches... ."

Colleen Gleason-Baicher, Marketing Consultant: "...these portraits are the next-best thing to seeing live koalas."

Jeff Haight, Director of Technical Marketing, CA: "... highly entertained... a wake-up to all who question mindless 'progress' eliminating natural habitats."

Huyen Huynh, QA Manager: "... describes the Australian Aborigines' respect for the mysticism of koalas and their belief that achieving spiritual communion with koalas will bring prosperity to humans."

Ron Fischer, World Traveler: "... They have wide eyes and big fluffy ears and a clown's nose stuck on in the front. Only an animal hater could dislike a book about koalas."

Anya Bosina, California: "I enjoyed the book immensely. Intensely personal, visual narrative with beautiful honesty, engaging and provocative letters, and mesmerizing artwork, the book captures our hearts and the minds. I'm already looking forward to the next book."

Kiran Ramaiah, Artist, Bengalore: "The book is really interesting, very different and I like the overall styling. All the pages look fabulous and are very unique. It is tough to choose which pages are my favorites."

Jennifer Kahal, California: "The Valentine book is wonderful. I love how you added your art drawings, amazing how everything ties all together. It is magnificent!"

Leslie Hung, Vancouver: "It is so beautiful! It is fabulous! Quirky, with touches of history and emotional notes and well koalas! So much fun. And it will make a great gift book too. I think I will buy several and give them as gifts to people next year... And I will recommend the Vancouver Public Library to buy some copies too..."

Patricia Brimer, Accountant, Boston, MA: Thanks for such a wonderful collection of amazing photos!