Young Kangaroo

Young Kangaroo


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On the grassy plains of Australia, a kangaroo is born. Within the safety of his mother's warm pouch he slowly becomes aware of all the different sights and sounds and smells around him. Warily poking his head out for the first time, he is startled by the bright light of the sun. Later he is soothed by the soft glow of the stars at night.

One day he tumbles out of the pouch and is surprised - and a little frightened - to find himself standing on the ground on his own two feet! But he is still a very small and young kangaroo and discovers that, although he is growing fast, he needs his mother very much.

This charming yet simple story, long out of print, by one of America's most beloved children's book authors has been given new life here with illustrations by Jennifer Dewey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781562824105
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 09/01/1993
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.37(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

May 23, 1910

Date of Death:

November 13, 1952

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Place of Death:

Nice, France


B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education

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derbygirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(easy, fiction) Baby Kangaroo loves his mom's warm dark pouch, but every day as his body grows, so does his curiosity about the world around him. With growth comes danger and risk, but sometimes it is worth it, especially if you have mom's love and nice warm pouch in times of need! This is the first MWB book I have come across that was actually a bit wordy. However, it still manages to mezmerize irregardless. I have a bit of knowledge on Australia, so it was enjoyable to read and MWB is actually right on with the "facts" in this book. This would be a good addition to a theme unit on Australia or marsupials.