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The Very Boastful Kangaroo

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No one can win the jumping contest against the very boastful kangaroo—until the littlest kangaroo hops up to the challenge. No one can jump as high as the very boastful kangaroo. But the littlest kangaroo challenges him to a jumping contest anyway. Even the very boastful kangaroo has to laugh when the very little and very clever kangaroo outsmarts him and wins the competition. Bernard Most's resourceful kangaroo hilariously illustrates one of life's basic lessons—that any ...
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Overview

No one can win the jumping contest against the very boastful kangaroo—until the littlest kangaroo hops up to the challenge. No one can jump as high as the very boastful kangaroo. But the littlest kangaroo challenges him to a jumping contest anyway. Even the very boastful kangaroo has to laugh when the very little and very clever kangaroo outsmarts him and wins the competition. Bernard Most's resourceful kangaroo hilariously illustrates one of life's basic lessons—that any problem can be overcome if only you put your mind to it.

A very, very boastful kangaroo brags that it can jump higher than anyone, but a teeny, tiny kangaroo cleverly wins the jumping contest.

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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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152048808
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Green Light Readers Level 2 Series
  • Edition description: 1-Simul
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author


BERNARD MOST has written and illustrated many popular children's books, including The Cow That Went OINK, If the Dinosaurs Came Back, How Big Were the Dinosaurs?, Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and Where to Look for a Dinosaur. He lives in New York.
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