Where are You, Blue Kangaroo? by Emma Chichester Clark

The Lovereading4Kids comment

The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. Lily and Blue Kangaroo are friends forever but sometimes Lily loses her best friend..

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were lucky enough to read and review another book in this lovely series, When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!

Ava Townsend, age 5 said 'I liked the book. It was fantastic and it made me laugh because it was funny.'

and Trudy, age 5 thought - 'It's fantastic. I liked it when Lily's grandma gave her the kangaroo and I liked the end when blue kangaroo does his secret smile.'

You can read more reviews of When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo! here!


Where are You, Blue Kangaroo? by Emma Chichester Clark

Lily loves Blue Kangaroo, but she often loses him and sometimes Blue Kangaroo wonders if he'll ever see her again. Luckily, Lily always seems to find him, but what if one day she doesn't?


Praise for 'I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!':

'Presented in clear, bright colours, this is a charming tale about affection and sharing.' School Librarian

'The story is told with great sensitivity and gentleness and it is a profoundly satisfying and rewarding book.' Carousel

!'...would melt the stoniest heart. Blue Kangaroo is ousted from his place... by a procession of new toys. A tender and touching story for three to six year olds. Sunday Telegraph

Praise for Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?

'Dazzles with as much craft and originality as the first picture book about this disarming pair.' Independent

'Could become a classic.' Books for Keeps

'Irresistible...brimming with 'Aaah factor'.' The Bookseller

'Blue Kangaroo is a winner.' T. E. S.

Praise for 'Melrose and Croc'

'The nostalgic look of a classic picture book. Timeless in its appeal.' The Guardian

'Clark's style is touching and the pictures are gorgeous.This is the first of a series that promises to be popular.'
The Mail on Sunday

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets.

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

2nd July 2001




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