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From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes a reassuring tale of a mother’s love for her child.Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too. Bright collage illustrations and simple text reinforce the theme that everyone has a mFrom Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes a reassuring tale of a mother’s love for her child.Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too. Bright collage illustrations and simple text reinforce the theme that everyone has a mother, and every mother loves her child.Meet the little joey bouncing in mother kangaroo’s pouch. Watch little cubs prance around mother lion. Swim with a baby dolphin calf in the deep blue sea. Eric Carle’s classic, colorful collages of baby animals and their mothers will delight and comfort young readers.Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? is a warm and approachable book to use in the classroom, to cuddle up reading with a little one, and to give as a baby shower or Mother's Day gift....

Title : Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?
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ISBN : 9780060287689
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? Reviews

  • Shari
    2019-03-18 06:29

    Love the Carle artwork, but mourn the missed opportunity to teach the names of young animals. It needs to be in the book text, not just the afterword.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-14 08:27

    4 stars for helping Ian figure out that "yes" and "no" are two different answers.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-18 06:29

    The colors in this book is catching to the eye. I enjoyed reading it to my little ones when they were small. It introduces different animals and their moms. This book is written with simple loving language that is great for the little in anyone's lives.

  • Jack Kirby and the X-man
    2019-03-08 09:25

    Parents - don't do it to yourself, avoid this book if at all possible.Mindnumbingly boring text - the same question and answer 12 times over. The illustrations are typical Eric Carle - I'm not a fan of his illustrative style, but many other people love it.The final page gives a list of the names of babies, parents and groups of the animals featured in the book. I remember loving these factoids when I was a child, but who can be bothered learning all the terms of venery when your an adult (the only exception being if they are particularly amusing, and even then, lets face it, they aren't a particularly good joke). If you read this you will forever have to call a female kangaroo a "flyer" in front of your children... Who uses these terms? Noone!Your child, if given the opportunity, will invariably love it - requesting it be read every night before bed. Oh, the humanity!

  • Erin R
    2019-03-20 06:14

    This is a simple book that asks readers a question every other page, following the format of the title. A different animal is substituted each time and a rhyme scheme is developed to keep the rhythm of the book flowing along. The book ends by tying the question back to the reader by saying “YES! YES! Of course they do. Animal mothers love their babies just as yours loves you”. This predictable format is what makes this a picture book and it is very easy for small children to follow along.This book could be integrated into a classroom of lower-elementary students perhaps for a Mother’s Day themed lesson or to comfort students who have separation anxiety at the beginning of the school year. It could also be used effectively to teach children about rhyme and rhythm in writing.

  • Kat
    2019-03-12 12:22

    My 18-month old son LOVES this book. The repetition gets old kinda quick for adults, but toddlers love it, and that's enough for me to continue to read it to him and not hide it behind the bookshelf. Nodding "yes" was one of the first responses my son learned to give, and he was really excited that he knew what was coming in the book- he could nod that yes, whatever animal does have a mother, too. He would get very excited about that. I also like the little glossary in the back of the names for animal moms, dads, and babies- it's a way to add interaction with the book and pictures beyond the text..

  • Robin
    2019-03-19 10:20

    MART - interesting experience, with my 1st grade reader. Since I don't read Spanish, I told him we'd have to make up a story to go along with the pictures. He liked the animals that seem the strongest and most fierce. Making up a story with him was fun. We alternated pages. (He didn't believe it was about mother animals - even when I showed him the recognizable words.)

  • BeaCharmed
    2019-02-25 06:23

    A little too long, it has nice pictures and introduces children to the concept that animals are part of families too.

  • Cathy
    2019-02-26 07:05

    Toddlers love it. Parents hate it. :)

  • Sue Winson
    2019-03-01 05:11

    Reading this book verbatim is a pain. The texts are repetitive “does a Lion have a mother too? Yes! A Lion has a mother. Just like me and you”. “Does a giraffe have a mother too…” It gets a bit horrifyingly boring when we got to the 5th animals, and my heart sank when I realized there were still 6 more animals to go!20-month old little-AJ didn’t seem to mind too much about the repetition (although mummy has been creating varied texts for this book just to rescue myself from boredom- “oh look! It’s baby penguin and mama penguin! Oh, remember the song “Mary has a little lamb?”, yes that’s the lamb and mama sheep, baaa baaa!”).The art works are nice, a signature style of Eric Carle. But compared to the writer’s other awesome gems like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this book is undoubtedly a disappointment.The last page gives a list of interesting names of animal babies, parents and groups. It’s informative, but really could have been written in a more interesting and engaging way (e.g. Fun fact: do you know that a mummy elephant and a mummy giraffe are both called a"cow”!). But instead, the list is written in a very boring textbook style fashion, one animal at a time, starts with the baby, then mother, then father, and the animal groups.Blog review:

  • Charles
    2019-02-22 10:17

    The answer to the title is obvious but also on the first page. Then a similar question is asked on every page with, of course, the same results. In fact, all of the animals "discussed" are mammals with the exception of two birds. Where are the insects? Where are the reptiles? Where are the fish? The mollusks? Apparently they aren't good enough to make it into this book so we'll never know if they too have mothers. Clearly some animals are indeed more equal than other animals.At least Carle's illustrations are interesting to look at.

  • Taylor Parker
    2019-02-23 05:24

    Genre: Contemporary realistic fictionGrade: Pre-k-1The repetition in this book is great for young children and early readers. Young children will love answering the question on every page asking if the animals have a mother. Eric Carle shows the love between mothers and their children through animals and people in this book. On the last page of the book, it gives information about each animal. This is a great source for a discussion after reading.

  • Gina Miller
    2019-02-23 05:14

    I used this book for a baby and toddler story time. The children loved the colors at which Eric Carle is truly a master. In addition, the repetitive verse on each page made it easy for the toddlers to predict what was coming next. Since each page used the word, "Yes!", we taught the children the sign for "yes". By the end of the book, most of the little ones were moving their tiny fists up and down. This is an excellent adult/ toddler lap story.

  • Vivian
    2019-03-14 08:10

    I find that children love to be involved with stories whenever possible. When sharing this book you can invite them to guess the animal that will appear on the next page, giving clues to help. You can invite them to name the animal (without the guessing) when they see the picture. You can invite them to make the animal's sound. You can stand up and make actions that the animal might make. You can invite them to give a thumbs up as they say YES!, which is repeated with each animal.

  • Kristin
    2019-02-27 05:00

    Very repetitive. The last page includes names of the baby animals, etc. The book was boring without that info in the text itself. I prefer when an author includes factoids in smaller print that I can choose to read or not in the course of the story.

  • Dana Franklin
    2019-03-12 06:17

    This book is great because it shows the love between the mother and the kangaroo. Kangaroos have mothers as well as everyone else and they show how much their mother loves you.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-06 06:09

    Typical (or, rather, reliable) Carle illustrations and repetition in this nice book.

  • Jessica Dwyer
    2019-03-01 09:16

    While I personally found it to be a boring read, young children would be delighted to answer the questions each page brings. Eric Carle's illustrations are always beautiful.

  • Marissa Dunbar
    2019-03-10 10:18

    I did not enjoy this book at all, it was extremely repetitive and all it did was change animals and ask if they had mothers. I would not read this to my students at all, I do not recommend!

  • Brittany Mangum
    2019-03-10 11:00

    This teaches kids about animals, and that all of them have mothers, and how even though animals are different, they are alike in similar ways. (FICTION)

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-03-08 10:10

    Each page features an animal and asks if they have a mother. I used this for big and little opposites and it went great. kids love asking and answering the question. toddler and up

  • Vicki
    2019-03-01 07:12

    A very repetitive book, that young ones should enjoy about animal babies and their mothers.Typical lovely Eric Carle illustrations.

  • Kate Sanders
    2019-03-06 08:00

    I like this book because it’s simple. Carle always has flowing words in his book and the last page is my favorite. The whole book talks about animals having mothers that love them just like us.

  • Marieke
    2019-03-08 04:16

    We have read this a kazillion times this year.

  • Laurie
    2019-02-27 08:06

    Booklist (Vol. 96, No. 9/10 (January 1, 2000))Ages 4-6. 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. The structure is appropriately simple. First, the question, "Does a Kangaroo have a mother, too?" followed on the next page by the answer, "Yes! A Kangaroo does have a mother! Just like me and you," along with a charming illustration of mother and offspring. The question is then repeated using a new animal--a giraffe, a swan, an elephant, etc.--12 animals in all. But in addition to simply introducing children to wildlife, Carle emphasizes the connection between humans and animals through portrayals of the mother-child bond of love; he also shows how humans bond to the natural world. The names of parents, young, and groups of each species are listed on the final page.Horn Book (Fall 2000)While readers will be drawn to Carle's illustrations of animal mothers and their children, brightly and lovingly executed as usual, the redundant text lacks any variation or interest. If some of the colorful animal names listed in the final note had been included (i.e., a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, and its father is a boomer), it would have made for a more interesting read.Publishers Weekly (January 10, 2000)"YES! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like you and me," responds Carle to the query posed by the title of his latest collage-filled book. Ten additional, identically phrased questions and answers follow, each centered on a different animal, including the lion, penguin, swan, bear, elephant and monkey. This limited, singsong text may make reading aloud repetitious, but Carle's collages are as vibrant and refreshing as ever. Innovative textures, quirky perspectives and glowing, jewel tones mark these stylized images of affectionate animal mothers and their endearing young. The final query ("And do animal mothers love their babies?") breaks the narrative pattern, though the rejoinder is just as predictable: "YES! YES! Of course they do. Animal mothers love their babies, just as yours loves you." Though this will likely not be the perennial favorite among Carle's creations, it has an appealing twinkle. At book's end is a roundup of the specific names of each animal baby, its parents and group name (e.g., for sheep: the baby is a lamb, a ewe and ram are its parents, a group is a flock). Ages 3-6. (Jan.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.Publishers Weekly (March 28, 2005)Nearly a dozen animals are introduced, substituted into the titular question. "Carle's innovative textures, quirky perspectives and glowing, jewel tones mark these stylized images of affectionate animal mothers and their endearing young," said PW. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.School Library Journal (April 2000)PreS-A feast of color from the cutout letters of the title to the endpapers. The repetitious text is perfect for the toddler set. "Does a lion have a mother, too? Yes! A LION has a mother. Just like me and you." The text is repeated on every spread as the author showcases a dozen different animal mothers and their babies. The question, "And do animal mothers love their babies?" is answered on the last page: "YES! YES! Of course they do. Animal mothers love their babies, just as yours loves you." The vibrant artwork is classic Carle and should delight its audience. A concluding page lists terms for each animal baby, mother, father, and group. This book could be combined with Deborah Guarino's Is Your Mama a Llama? (Scholastic, 1989) for a great Mother's Day storyhour.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CTCopyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

  • Christy
    2019-03-22 11:12

    Of course they do—just like me and you! From baby kangaroos, called joeys, to baby elephants, called calfs, every kind of animal has a mother. Inside this playful and colorful book you will see all sorts of different babies with their mothers, all with one thing in common: Their mothers love them very, very much—just like your mother loves you! Come right in and meet the family—the animal family, that is—in words and pictures by Eric Carle

  • Rachel
    2019-03-23 09:01

    Although the story is very clear and easy to understand, I find it's content to be boring. I mean it's cute that we get to find out that every animal listed has a mother and its sweet to know that the mother loves the baby animal but the repetition of the same question that only swapped out the animal seemed at lot more geared toward very young children who are not quite ready to start reading, just listening.

  • Kristin Gardner
    2019-03-21 08:16

    This author has amazing illustrations from previous books I have read and this book has great illustrations as well. However, that is the only great thing about this book. The story pretty much goes through different animals asking," do they have a mother?" The story has no plot or set character. I think young children might like this story for the illustrations but other than that, there is no purpose to reading this book.

  • Kristi Harris
    2019-03-16 04:25

    In this story, it allows children to see that animals can have a mother just like them. The words are very simple and short. I think this would be a great book for early readers.

  • English 212
    2019-03-03 08:14

    This book has animals in it which makes it easier for children to understand. There is not really a life lesson in this, but it tells us that all animals have mothers. At the back of the book however, it has all the names of the animals, babies, mother, fathers, and what a grouping of them is called, which is very informative for those who want to explore deeper, but is not on the pages, making it too much information for a small child who wants to look at the beautiful art and hear the same group of words over and over with different animal names. This book is definitely age appropriate because it is using few words but helping them learn about animals and the ultimate message that all animals are loved and most importantly, they are loved by their mothers too. While it is repetitious, younger children love this and it helps them, while hearing the same text over and over for adults may get monotonous, it is great for young children to hear the same things more than once if they like the text. The type of art in this and most of Eric Carle's books are collage style which is incredibly interesting to look at, it gives pictures a whole new look than that of a real life picture or even a drawn one and the color is also a completely different than if it has just been colored or even painted. This is not a book i would personally read aloud to a group of children but more of a book i would read to my own child to work with animal names and tell them how much i love them too. It can be tiresome to some parents which is why i also think i would not do this a read aloud to a group of children and parents. I loved the hungry caterpillar as a kid and the style is much the same, every time i see that book on a shelf i cant help but at least pick it up because the colors and texture looking pictures always make me want to flip through the pages!