Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle
  

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?

Written by Eric Carle
Illustrated by Eric Carle

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle

Do 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.

Reviews

'A feast of colour from the cutout letters of the title to the endpapers. The repetitious text is perfect for the toddler set.'

'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)

About the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold over 33 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 110 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Eric Carle
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Author's Website

www.eric-carle.com/home.htm...

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollinschildrensb...

Publication date

2nd April 2001

ISBN

9780007106165


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