In this colorful, photo-packed picture book for preschoolers, curious kids learn all about kangaroos and watch a kangaroo joey as it grows from a tiny baby in its mother's pouch into a big, fast-hopping marsupial.
Readers learn all about these marvelous marsupials, including where they live in Australia, what they eat, and how they communicate, play, and grow. Kids will meet red kangaroos, gray kangaroos, tree kangaroos, rat kangaroos, and other members of the kangaroo family. A habitat map shows where kangaroos live. These engaging Explore My World picture books, on subjects kids care about, combine simple stories with unforgettable photography. They invite little kids to take their first big steps toward understanding the world around them and are just the thing for parents and kids to curl up with and read aloud.
About the Author
Jill Esbaum is the award-winning author of several books for young readers. Some of her titles for National Geographic include Little Kids First Big Book of How, Cherry Blossoms Say Spring, and the Angry Birds Playground titles Dinosaurs, Rain Forest, and Animals. She is a frequent school visitor and conference speaker. Esbaum teaches writing for children at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Whispering Woods Picture Book Workshop/Retreat. She lives on a farm near Davenport, Iowa.