The Very Boastful Kangaroo

The Very Boastful Kangaroo

by Bernard Most
     
 

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A very, very boastful kangaroo brags that it can jump higher than anyone, but the contest is won by a tiny kangaroo--showing children that any problem can be overcome if they put their minds to it. Full-color illustrations. See more details below

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A very, very boastful kangaroo brags that it can jump higher than anyone, but the contest is won by a tiny kangaroo--showing children that any problem can be overcome if they put their minds to it. Full-color illustrations.

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Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Naturally, the boastful kangaroo is the greatest, highest jumper of all time. But he meets his match in a very clever, tiny kangaroo. The prize in their jumping contest is just to be the winner. True to form, the boastful one jumps again and again, each jump higher than the first. The tiny kangaroo performs a tiny jump, declaring herself to be the winner because trees cannot jump. Spectators and contestants get a good chuckle from this outcome. The somewhat animated kangaroos are a bit repetitious, but this is a very short story. The friendliness of the game, the slant on good sportsmanship, and the ability of the characters to laugh with one another at the absurd situation make this a good selection for young readers. A Level 2 Green Light Reader.
Library Journal
Gr 1-2-Three serviceable easy-readers. Repetitive phrases and picture clues make these titles accessible to children, while sophisticated vocabulary ("boastful") and the use of similes ("soft as silk") add interest and challenge. Each story has a simple plot (animals chase an egg as it rolls through the farmyard, a lost cat comes back with her new kittens, and a bragging kangaroo gets its comeuppance) and all three have large, bright, cartoon illustrations. A "Meet the Author" section inside the back cover is an added feature.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152023492
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/09/1999
Series:
Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
Edition description:
1ST GREEN
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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