Lola Koala’s Travel Adventures: Who, What, Where and Yes/No Questions Book Review

This morning, we are sharing a fun, lift-the-flap, children's book that is entertaining and educational for toddlers!  Read my thoughts on Lola Koala’s Travel Adventures: Who, What, Where and Yes/No Questions by Dr. Tinita Kearney--and learn about the book and the author in this book review feature!


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About the Book
Toddlers Learn Early Language Skills from Globetrotting Koala as a speech pathologist gives little ones the tools they need to master critical language skills with who, what, where and yes/no questions

Lola Koala is ready to take your child on an adventure! Little ones (ages 2-6) who love to sit in laps, “read”  lift-the-flaps, and explore will be enchanted with Lola Koala, a globetrotting adventurer.

In this first book, Lola Koala’s Travel Adventures: Who, What, Where and Yes/No Questions, Lola takes little readers along on her travels, asks questions (interactive with a lift-the-flap for the answers), and shares a clue on each page to her final destination.

Lola empowers kids and their parents by teaching foundational language skills and travel skills that help children practice answering Who, What, Where and Yes/No questions all while learning about cool places around the world.

 When asked why these skills are important to target at a young age, Dr. Kearney noted, 


 “The ability to ask and answer questions is a critical language skill that is needed to functionally engage in conversation, to demonstrate and gather basic knowledge and to meet the Common Core standards of kindergarten and beyond. This skill is just one of many that I work on with a large number of my young clients and it’s my mission to empower caregivers to grow their children’s fundamental language skills at home, before they get to me, so that, hopefully, some may not need me at all.”


My Review

Lola Koala gives families a fun, interactive story for toddlers.  Is your toddler ready for preschool?  Is your preschooler ready for kindergarten?  These questions weigh heavily on many parents as the back to school season begins--especially with the wild and crazy year that 2020 has brought us!  Many families have taken on double duty as parents and teachers this year--and, for parents of children with speech delays or developmental challenges--finding books to help them help their children has been wonderful!  Dr. Kearney creates a fun, little travel story that encourages children and parents to interact with the book and to develop some question/answer language skills that are vital to school performance down the road!

Readers will Find a Colorful, Engaging Story.  Lola is adorable--and the lift-the-flap story helps hold the attention of little ones as caregivers guide them in learning how to answer the who/what/where style questions that they encounter.  The book also gives little readers glimpses of Egypt as Lola travels--and this is a fun, simple launching point to encourage families to explore more about the country and its popular sites.

Would I Recommend Lola Koala’s Travel Adventures: Who, What, Where and Yes/No Questions?  My daughters LOVED lift-the-flap books.  There is just excitement in reading a page and a question about the story--and then lifting the flap to see if they answered correctly!   The rhymes are simple--but, the lessons and language skill development opportunities are huge for young learners.  The book is part of a series--so readers can continue more travel adventures with Lola Koala.  I love books that are fun, engaging and family friendly. This book inspires family question and answer learning--so important to demonstrating reading comprehension--but, also opens the door to introducing little ones to the world as well. 


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About the Author


Discovering her passion early in life, Dr. Tinita Kearney began working with children with autism in high school. She pursued this passion, obtaining a Bachelor of Science as well as a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.


​Dr. Kearney found that she also had a passion for research and earned her Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology with a specialization in autism. She is a member of many professional organizations and honor societies, and currently serves on both local and state professional boards. She has taught at Howard University, been awarded the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for demonstrating a commitment to lifelong learning, and currently strives to advance the interests of those in the autism community as an Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador for the state of Maryland.

Connect with the Author

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  1. So glad you liked the content! Please feel free to keep up with Lola Koala at where you'll find the latest info, such as free resources, tips, activities and all things related to the book series!Thanks so very much again!
    -Dr. Kearney



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