Parents' Guide to

Izzy's Koala World

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Real life 11-year-old koala rescuer brings the warm fuzzies.

Izzy's Koala World Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 3+

Gentle animal show just right to appeal to young kids

This is a gentle show, and the family at the center seems caring, thoughtful, rational and kind. Our 4yo and 7yo can both agree to watch this, and the adults love it, too. We are hoping for a third season!
age 2+

Models gentle touches, encouragement and patience

Lovely stories about rescuing koalas, caring for them and releasing them back into the wild. Models gentle touches, encouragement and patience.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Animal lovers will absolutely love this fuzzy, cuddly show. In Izzy's Koala World, there's lots of footage of adorable koalas. The theme song is delightful, as are the animated koala graphics that introduce each of the koalas in Izzy's care. Besides the cute overload factor, the series also showcases a wonderful role model in the human star of the show, Izzy. She's super capable and confident as she handles the animals, and also independent as she bikes around the island to collect eucalyptus leaves for the koalas to munch. Kids will learn about koalas and also what it's like to be a veterinarian. The show responsibly reminds kids that they should leave handling injured wild animals to the professionals, and that it's best for wild animals to live in the wild.

Especially sensitive kids might be upset when Izzy talks about koalas getting hurt or separated from their mothers. The injury descriptions are not graphic, and the koala separation stories might show an animated koala with a tear in their eye, but they're not overly sad and are shown in a preschool-appropriate way.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate