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Hello, Mama Wallaroo
Hello, Mama Wallaroo
By author: Darrin Lunde   Illustrated by: Patricia J. Wynne
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Binding Information: Paperback 
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Meet Mama and her baby.

From the author/illustrator team behind Meet the Meerkat; Hello, Baby Beluga; and Hello, Bumblebee Bat, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor Book, comes a simple yet informative introduction to a kangaroo-like animal from Australia, the wallaroo.

In question and answer format—perfect for read-alouds or story hours—readers learn basic facts about wallaroos: where they live, what they eat, when they sleep, etc. Patricia J. Wynne observed wallaroos at the Miller Park Zoo in Illinois to create the realistic yet kid-friendly illustrations. Back matter includes a few extra facts not included in the main narrative.

The clear, concise language and large font and generous spacing of text will encourage emerging readers to tackle the story on their own.

This book is good for your brain because it provides:
Simple informational text, life science, habitats

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
(College and Career Readiness) Reading Informational. Kindergarten to Grade 2. Standards 1 to 10.

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    Binding Information: Hardback 
    ISBN: 978-1-57091-796-7
    Availability: In Stock
    Price: $15.95

    2013  A Main Selection of the Children's Book of the Month Club

      Kirkus Reviews - July 1, 2013
    Preschoolers may think they know about kangaroos, but have they ever heard of or seen a common wallaroo, a kind of kangaroo? In this simple informational text, they get to meet one and conduct an interview with her.

    Lunde and Wynne have used this format in three previous books (Hello, Baby Beluga, 2011, etc.), and it is an effective way to convey basic facts such as: "[W]here do you live?" (Australia); "what do you eat?" (grass); and "what do you fear?" (dingoes that try to eat her). With the circle of life alluded to--and the very youngest naturalists need not worry, as Mama Wallaroo hops away when she sees dingoes--they next get to ask what is in her pouch (a baby). The questions appear in large type, with Mama's responses set off in smaller type. Mama and her habitat are realistically depicted in pencil, ink and watercolor illustrations that have plenty of "awww" power. The last spread notes that there are "about fifty different kinds of kangaroo-like animals in Australia" and provides a few more details about joeys and male wallaroos.

    Tots who have enjoyed the earlier titles with find this a satisfying introduction to an animal whose name they will also love repeating.

      School Library Journal - September 1, 2013
    This simple picture book answers a series of questions about this Australian animal, giving readers just the right amount of information while offering many opportunities for further exploration. The clear, lifelike watercolor, ink, and colored pencil illustrations depict wallaroos in different poses and situations, showing where they live, what they eat, and how they raise their young. The book will be effective in storytimes and for classroom units.