What kind of music do kangaroos listen to?
What do you get if you cross a kangaroo and a sheep?
A woolly jumper.
Why don’t kangaroos make good sailors?
Because they’re always jumping ship.
Ok, enough of the Christmas Cracker jokes.
I love kangaroos. They are beautiful and truly unique. They’re our national emblem and are even featured on Australia’s Coat of Arms.
They also make for fantastic story book characters. They have a slightly goofy quality to them that can be fun, but they can be made to be a bit scary or sinister if needed.
Kangaroos are great. Read a kangaroo book today!
Little Roo is a timid joey. Her Mummy would like Little Roo to meet and play with the other joeys, but Little Roo just doesn’t seem to be able to drag herself from Mummy’s safe pouch. With the encouragement of her Mummy, Little Roo takes a peek and realises that she’s not the only one who is nervous.
A gorgeous story about overcoming your fears and seeing what can happen.
Treml’s illustrations are so expressive and joyful that they really do enhance the narrative and carry the book.
Josephine is a kangaroo who doesn’t simply want to hop around like the other kangaroos. Josephine wants to dance.
Even through she is repeatedly told that kangaroos do not dance, Josephine follows her dreams and is rewarded in the most spectacular manner.
This is a charming story brought to you by the same duo responsible for the Diary of a Wombat series. The illustrations are fantastic and if you look closely, you may discover some familiar faces.
This is a Dreaming story that belongs to the Warlpiri people whose country is in the Northern Territory. It is a creation narrative that details the way that two wallabies travel through country creating sacred sites.
This version of the story is aimed at young children and is told in a manner that is easy for children to follow.
With beautiful illustrations from students of the Lajamanu Community Education Centre, this is a lovely way to introduce your little one to Dreamtime stories.
Jessica Mauboy on Sesame Street!
Make a Jumping Kangaroo
What you’ll need:
Kangaroo Template – Jumping Kangaroo_BLM.indd (cleverpatch.com.au)
Crayons or pencils to colour.
What to do:
Download and print the template onto cardstock.
Colour in the various pieces of the kangaroo then cut out.
Join the legs and arms with the split pins.
Tape the straw onto the back of the kangaroo.