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Kangaroos
Submitted by: Donatta, Katy
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Pouch by:David Stein
A baby Kangaroo takes his first hops outside of his mama's pouch, meeting other creatures and becoming bolder each time.
Joey by:Jack Kent
A young kangaroo becomes bored playing in his mother's pouch alone and invites some friends over to play with him.
The Very Boastful Kangaroo by:Bernard Most
A very, very boastful kangaroo brags that it can jump higher than anyone, but a teeny, tiny kangaroo cleverly wins the jumping contest.
I Love it When you Smile by:Sam McBratney
A grumpy little kangaroo is having a bad day until his mother finds a way to make him smile.
Songs
Craft
Link to a cute kangaroo pattern with pocket and baby joey
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2005/manual/craftillos/kangaroo.jpg
Other
The Texas State Library's Go Wild. . . Read! Summer Reading Program manual has a chapter on presenting a preschool program on Australian animals, including kangaroos.
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2005/manual/wilddownunder.html