Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's delightful tale of a baby kangaroo's first hops toward independence is perfect for board book audiences. Joey wants to go exploring, but at first he isn't sure he's ready to leave Mama's safe, warm pouch. Touching on a universal childhood experience, this sweet tale celebrates trying new things.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 2 Years|
About the Author
David Ezra Stein (www.davidezra.com) received a Caldecott Honor for Interrupting Chicken, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor for Pouch! and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for Leaves, which was also a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice and a School Library Journal Best Book. He also wrote and illustrated The Nice Book and Monster Hug! He lives in Kew Gardens, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A baby kangaroo ventures out of the safety of his mom's pouch for the first time to explore the world, and after encountering some new experiences jumps back to his mom for comfort. Until he meets another kangaroo and realizes there was nothing to be afraid of, and gains confidence!Very cute story and illustrations, and is fun for a read aloud, especially with sensitive kids, or early in the year when kids are a little apprehensive about leaving mama behind.
I babysat last night and the little girl insisted on reading this book multiple times. The best part was that I never got bored reading it! I loved the illustrations and the storyline has a cute twist too. The girl especially loved naming all of the animals!
I read this almost every day to my 20 month old son. He loves to hop when the kangaroo in the book hops. It doesn't have too many words, so you can fill in part of the story or have your child do it. I also like the message of the story.