Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?
Written by Eric Carle
Illustrated by Eric Carle
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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric CarleDo 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, 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.
'Carle's collages are as vibrant and refreshing as ever.'
Carles's latest picture book will delight the millions of readers on the quirky vibrancy of his famous A Very Hungry Caterpillar. His latest book is filled with his familiar glowing collages, this time portraying the unique bond between mother and child. There is nothing sentimental about his artwork - the illustrations of the various animals radiate a lively humour and joyful affection. The theme of the book is deceptively simple - mother love crosses all boundaries. Every child instinctively draws comparisons between animals and people; Carle encourages children to rejoice in the knowledge that animal families are as loving as human ones. The constant repetition emphasizes the bonds between parents and children, and between the human and animal kingdoms. All children crave harmony, and this beautiful book, with its recurrent key phrases so easy for every toddler to pick up, celebrates the universal harmony of the human and natural worlds. (Kirkus UK)
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