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Hop the Kangaroo Dog

Written by Cherise Cross

Illustrated by François Arnaud

Featured Books for 5+ readers General Fiction Stories about Animals

LoveReading View on Hop the Kangaroo Dog

Hop the Kangaroo dog, daughter of the Roo family, finds it hard to learn to hop but bravely enters a race to Squish Mountain, hopping past many of her animal friends en route. Although she does not win, she is delighted with her achievement and discovers that it is the taking part, and not the winning that is important.

I loved this book! It is one of the best children's books I have reviewed for ages. The art work is superb as its colourful illustrations convey the expressions of the characters and the ambiance of each scene so delightfully.

The rhyming format is professional and offers just the right amount of text to accompany the informative pictures. Although it is essentially a simple tale, its message is one which is always supportive for young children and I would suggest that the book would be an excellent addition to any infant school library and a helpful resource for PSHCE lessons. 

Val Rowe, A LoveReading4Kids Ambassador

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Hop the Kangaroo Dog Synopsis

"When the day came for young Hop to master the kangaroo bounce...Oof! What a disaster!"

Hop is a dog adopted by a family of kangaroos. Hop very much wants to fit in and be like all her friends, but when time comes for her to learn the kangaroo bounce, Hop’s spring has…sprung!

When a friend suggests they have a race Hop has to use her other skills to keep up with the Joeys and be in with a chance of winning.

Beautifully illustrated, this book has a simple rhyming narrative and is perfect to read aloud to small children, or for older children to read to themselves.

Hop the Kangaroo Dog Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A great way to have fun reading with children. Full review

Amanda O'Dwyer

Hop the Kangaroo Dog is a fun and colourful read with great messages. Full review

Rosie Watch

This is really sweet. Full review

Pauline Braisher

Great for reading aloud or for slightly older children to read themselves, this story shows that we can't all be good at everything and we must celebrate our differences... Full review

Drena Irish

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ISBN: 9781527273061
Publication date: 29/12/2020
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781527273061
Publication date: 29th December 2020
Author: Cherise Cross
Illustrator: François Arnaud
Publisher: Independently published
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, Indie Author Books
Genres: General Fiction, Animals
Recommendations: Indie Books We Love

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