Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Eric Carle
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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Eric Carle

Do animals have mothers, too? Of course they do - just like me and you!

Meet the little joey, whose kangaroo mother carries him in her pouch. See the cygnet riding on the back of the mother swan. Eric Carle′s colourful collages of animal babies with their caring and affectionate mothers offer small readers visual delight as well as comforting reassurance.

The playful question-and-answer text invites children and adults to read aloud together. Repetition of key phrases helps preschoolers take the first step toward reading readiness. And the game-like format makes it easy and fun to discover more about the world of nature and to learn the common names of some familiar - and some not so familiar - animals. A bonus page at the back of the book lists the correct but sometimes surprising names of animal babies, their parents, and groups.

Eric Carle is the creator of many beloved picture books for very small children. Here he offers a beautiful way for parents and children to share the knowledge that love crosses all boundaries and ties all creatures on this earth together.

Ages 2-4

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781417702688
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 03/28/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.

Eric Carle es el creador de mÁs de setenta libros ilustrados para niÑos.

NaciÓ en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis aÑos de edad se trasladÓ con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden KÜnste de Stuttgart, logrÓ cumplir su sueÑo de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportaciÓn global a la literatura y a la ilustraciÓn infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta aÑos despuÉs de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inaugurÓ en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademÁs de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen nÚmero de originales de los mÁs destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.


Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York


Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a classic! Gave this board book to my daughter for Mother's Day! She was thrilled and excited to read it to her two little ones!
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
My son turned four in November, he knows all his letters, and he is starting to be able to "read" simple words, especially if they are repeated frequently.  Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?  is a perfect book for him to start "reading".  The bulk of the text repeats with every page turn -- the only change being the animal in question.  Because he can recognize the animals, he can essentially "read" the entire book.  That is pretty exciting for him. If I didn't already love Eric Carle's artwork before, I would have after I saw the peace dove he created last December.  I already did love his work, however, so now I just have a deeper appreciation for it.  His illustrations are vibrant, textured, easily recognizable both for the subject and as being Carle's work, and virtually hum with life.  There is a reason why he has been illustrating so successfully for so long.  There is a reason why he is one of the most well-known names in children's literature today.
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smc1020 More than 1 year ago
This was purchased as a gift for a first child of friends. Our children have been read Eric Carle books since our firstborn over a decade ago. As a matter of fact, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has made it through all our kids - and though tattered and torn, continues to be a very very very beautiful favorite! Bravo again for Eric Carle!!
jerseystar More than 1 year ago
I bought this for a 2-1/2 year old as a gift. We had a wonderful time reading it together.
OliveTranquility More than 1 year ago
These books are all so beautifully illustrated. I got this particular book for my niece. She just turned 1 and she loves to turn the pages and look at the pictures. I purchased it for her because it just reminded me of those few books you remember from childhood. I wanted it to be a book that she keeps for a long time and I think it will be. The pages are thick so her little fingers can grasp them and they will last through many years of reading. I also really like the information in the back about what a female, male and child of each animal are called. It was fun for me to read too! :) It also has a cute message, helping kids understand a mother's love is forever. Overall I think this book is a wonderful choice if you are looking for a book that your child or another child will remember having read to them for their entire life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really basic book good for learning animals and keeping kids involved. It has big, bold, pretty pictures of various animals with their babies. Each page asks if this animal has a mother and the answer is always YES! and repeats itself. Kids love to take part in books and this is good for that. This would be a great book for kids who don't like reading yet, to get them involved. It ends with a message about mothers loving their children. It's simple, sweet and fun, with great art.