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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

By Eric Carle (Author)
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Presents the names of animal babies, parents, and groups, for example, a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, its father is a boomer, and a group of kangaroos is a troop, mob, or herd.

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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

Citations And Professional Reviews
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1245
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 06/03/2002 page 91
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 296
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 296
  • Publishers Weekly - 06/03/2002

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperFestival
Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 5.25"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Mar 26, 2002
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  4-6
ISBN  0694014567  
ISBN13  9780694014569  
UPC  046594007957  

Availability  0 units.

More About Eric Carle

Eric Carle The secret of Eric Carle’s books’ appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions.

The themes of his stories are usually drawn from his extensive knowledge and love of nature—an interest shared by most small children. Besides being beautiful and entertaining, his books always offer the child the opportunity to learn something about the world around them. It is his concern for children, for their feelings and their inquisitiveness, for their creativity and their intellectual growth that, in addition to his beautiful artwork, makes the reading of his books such a stimulating and lasting experience.

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.

Carle says: “With many of my books I attempt to bridge the gap between the home and school. To me home represents, or should represent; warmth, security, toys, holding hands, being held. School is a strange and new place for a child. Will it be a happy place? There are new people, a teacher, classmates—will they be friendly?

I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood; the first is, of course, being born. Indeed, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown. The unknown often brings fear with it. In my books I try to counteract this fear, to replace it with a positive message. I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.”

Eric Carle has two grown-up children, a son and a daughter. With his wife Barbara, he divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

Spanish Bio:
Eric Carle es el creador de mas de setenta libros ilustrados para ninos.

Nacio en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis anos de edad se traslado con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden Kunste de Stuttgart, logro cumplir su sueno de regresar a Nueva York.

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

En 2002, cincuenta anos despues de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inauguro en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademas de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen numero de originales de los mas destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

Eric Carle currently resides in New York. Eric Carle was born in 1929.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( C ) > Carle, Eric > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Parents > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too??

Wonderful Book for Preschoolers  Feb 9, 2008
My preschoolers adore this book, and I love that the repetitive language allows them to memorize it and "read" it to themselves.
Yes!  Nov 19, 2006
I like this book beacuse it gives my 2 year-old son lots of practice saying, "yes" instead of his usual "no." AFter we read the book, we use the pattern established in the story to ask each other about other animals not featured in the book. For example, "does a cat have a mother too?" "Yes!"
My one year old loves it  Sep 4, 2005
This was the very first book I read to my son after he was born. I got it as a gift in the hospital. Ever since then he seeks this book out for me to read to him. Its the only book he will sit all the way through. He loves the pictures. Yes, its very repetive, but thats the whole point of the book. Its great right before bed or right after a nap, because its so soothing.
Sweet, dull, but gramatically CORRECT  Jun 23, 2005
I agree with recent reviewers who have recommended other animal-based Eric Carle books instead of this one. The verse is repetitive, which makes it easier for my son to learn early word recognition, and the theme is rather sweet, but other Eric Carle books ("Slowly, slowly, slowly said the Sloth" and "Mister Seahorse") are far superior.

I'd also like to respond to the reviewer who stated this book is gramatically incorrect. That's actually not true. The word "like" in "just LIKE you and me" is used as a preposition to convey relatedness of one thing to another. Since it's used as a preposition, the pronouns ("you" and "me" or "I") that follow must be objective (as in OBJECT of the preposition) case rather than subjective case. "You" is both a subjective and objective case pronoun. "I" is a subjective case pronoun, while "me" is an objective case pronoun. Therefore, "me" is the appropriate choice and "just like you and me" is gramatically correct.

Why the grammar lesson? One of the things I love about Eric Carle books is that the grammar is always correct. Any child who reads his books benefits from the colorful collage paintings, playful verse, AND exposure to correct grammar. All are essential for successful early reading.
we love this book!  Sep 3, 2003
Our daughter just turned 3 and she loves this book. We found a copy of this book at the library, brought it home and she loved it. This book encourages her to use her words. She even reads it to herself in her own little language. We are defenitely ordering this book today. It is also a great book for storytime (daycare setting). Other books that are winners in our home are "From Head to Toe", "Panda Bear, Panda Bear what do you see?","Polar Bear,Polar Bear what do you hear?", "Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?", "Dream Snow", "The very busy spider". What we love about these books is the way the pictures are done, words, and all the animals in them. They are put together so well for children.

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