“Cod have codlings. Penguins have chicks. Moose have calves. Rabbits have kits.”
Kangaroos Have Joeys is a simple fact book with beautiful illustrations. Each page has an illustration of animal parents caring for their young along with a sparse rhythmic text. The book includes an extensive glossary that gives information about the animal, its mating habits, and when the baby animal officially reaches maturity.
Kangaroos Have Joeys is a perfect introduction to nonfiction for very young children. The glossary means that adults will be able to answer the questions that inevitably come from young children.
Twiggle Magazine has a baby animal rhyme and activity that would pair well with this story.
First School has some coloring sheets that feature parent animals with their children.
Themes: Animals, Family
Title: Kangaroos have Joeys
Author/Illustrator: Philippa-Alys Browne
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Barefoot Books (April 1997)
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