Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?
Meet the little joey whose Kangaroo mother carries him in her pouch, and the cygnet who rides on the back of the mother swan, just two members of Eric Carle's animal family. Animal babies with their caring and affectionate mothers come to life in Carle's vibrant collage. The playful question and answer text invites children and adults to read aloud together. Repetition of key phrases helps preschoolers take the first step towards reading readiness. The gamelike format makes it easy to discover more about the world of nature and to learn the common names of some familiar - and not-so-familiar - animals. At the back of the book there is a special page listing the correct, but sometimes surprising names of animal babies, their parents and groups.
'A feast of colour from the cutout letters of the title to the endpapers. The repetitious text is perfect for the toddler set.' School Library Journal, US 'Carle's collages are as vibrant and refreshing as ever.' Publishers Weekly, US 'Almost no author/illustrator over the past 30 years has played a more prominent role in the literary lives of preschoolers than Eric Carle. His large, inviting graphic animals have consistently delighted and taught children during early stages of development. This latest effort is no exception.' Booklist, US
Eric Carle's books are published in more than thirty languages and have brought him international acclaim and honours, including, most recently, the Regina Medal awarded by the Catholic Library Association. Eric lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.