Katy's distress at being a kangaroo with no pouch is quickly remedied by a kindly construction worker.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.75(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.16(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Emmy Payne comes from a family of published authors and began writing her own stories as a young child. She has also written more than twenty mystery books in collaboration with her mother, Christine Noble Govan.
Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought these books for my 3 yr old grand daughter-- she LOVES to read books (have them read to her) and this was one that my daughter-in-law requested for her-------
This is a really delightful story book illustrated by H.A. Rey, who also created the beloved Curious George books. In the same fun-loving and colorful style, the story of Katy, a mama kanagroo with no pocket for her baby, comes to life. Katy searches high and low and interviews many other kinds of animals to try to find a way to carry her baby, Freddy. In the end she gets some great advice and finds a solution that is pure genius. The story is really cute but H.A. Rey's utterly charming illustrations make this into a treat that should NOT be missed. The details of the various animals are so jolly, the faces so expressive. The pictures just exude happiness. I believe that once you share this with a little one it will become a family favorite.
This is a story about a kangaroo who needs to find a way to carry her joey. After asking around and finding other people's methods don't work, she goes to the city where she gets an apron with TONS of pockets, and everybody is happy, etc. etc. etc.It's not a bad book, per se... it's just that I find it really weird that the animals listed here are not found together in nature. It's one thing to have predators speaking to prey, that happens in picture books all the time, but to have African animals talking to Australian animals, and to have Woodland animals conversing with Savannah animals? It's a little weird, is all.And the book is a bit wordy, a bit too long for the story it's telling. It's not really *all* that interesting.
This is one of my favorite all time children's books. I loved it as a child, love it as an adult, and my first grade students loved it as well.
If I could afford it, I would give this book to all my friends with kids. This book is darling - the absolute best. We love it. The illustrations are gorgeous. The story has true depth and is so sweet and meaningful. A real classic. A gem!