Children’s picture book on healthy eating is a must-buy for parents in 2022: Khobe Koala and His Whittle Tummy Ache

December 24 22:33 2021

Frank Whaley, author and founder of Whale-Tales Publishing, continues to delight young readers with his informative picture book, Khobe Koala and His Whittle Tummy Ache. After being diagnosed with a terminal illness and discovering the benefits of healthy eating, Frank hopes to teach children about the importance of a nutritious diet.

Khobe Koala loves to eat delicious treats, but after a day of indulging in too many goodies, he gets a terrible tummy ache. During his nap, he’s transported to a colorful dreamland where he meets new friends like Benny the Broccoli. Together, they help Khobe understand the benefits of vegetables and how they help us in everyday life.

Although Khobe Koala and His Whittle Tummy Ache is intended for children ages 2 through 10, readers of any age can enjoy Khobe’s wholesome journey. Between its stunning full-color illustrations and a fun rhyming scheme, this read-aloud story is an immersive experience that encourages children to think of nutritious foods as friends. Frank expertly blends healthy eating tips and adventure in a seamless way that’s sure to appeal to children as well as their parents, caregivers, or teachers.

Khobe Koala and His Whittle Tummy Ache offers a bridge for adults to pass along the right messages about nutrition. In a society that continues to struggle with childhood obesity, Frank’s work is a tool to start essential conversations about health as early as possible. Unlike conventional approaches to teaching children about wellness, Khobe Koala and his friends are so cute and memorable that young readers won’t even recognize the story as a lesson.

Reviewers describe Khobe Koala and His Whittle Tummy Ache as “charming” and applaud the fact that it also teaches children about “the element of color in such a fun way” through illustrator Victoria Mikki’s depictions of the vegetables. If the mind is a muscle, then Frank’s picture book is the best kind of workout.

Khobe Koala and His Whittle Tummy Ache is available for purchase on

Frank Whaley was raised in Upstate, New York, where he developed an early passion for reading and writing as an escape from his terminal illness. He went on to found Whale-Tales Publishing to light up the lives of future generations with literature and hope. Frank continues to uplift those around him and recently announced a partnership with Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Visit him online at for more information. 

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