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Pouch! by David Ezra Stein
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A story about leaving the nest, kangaroo-style: a joey leaves his mama's pouch and encounters other creatures, going a little farther each time (one hop, two hops, etc.) but scampering quickly back to the safety of the pouch - until he meets another joey and they go hopping together. When their mamas offer "Pouch?" they reply "No thanks!"

So cute! I believe I heard about this one through a facebook parents's group when someone asked for book recommendations. ( )
  JennyArch | Feb 18, 2017 |
This is a fun book about a little Kangaroo and his life in and out of his mother's pouch. I think this book is a great, fictional, book that could be paired with a non-fiction book and used in a unit all about animals. ( )
  TaylorDarnell | Nov 9, 2016 |
Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's delightful tale of a baby kangaroo's first hops toward independence is perfect for board book audiences. Joey wants to go exploring, but at first he isn't sure he's ready to leave Mama's safe, warm pouch. Touching on a universal childhood experience, this sweet tale celebrates trying new things.
  wichitafriendsschool | Apr 19, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book for early readers. It was a very cute and enjoyable book for kindergarteners because they can truly relate to going out in the world and exploring for the first time. Things are scary for them and they may want their momma or papa. This story is also repetitive and counts up so kids can easily predict what is going to happen next. Joey the baby kangaroo takes one hop, then two, then three, and so forth. The caption bubbles in the illustrations also let kids understand its the animals and characters talking. Lastly is aloud the early readers to learn what a dedicated to page was because he dedicated the book to "Nile." ( )
  adepuy1 | Oct 5, 2015 |
A little kangaroo emerges from his mother's pouch ready to explore the world. However he is not sure of the new things he encounters and retreats into his mama's pouch. The pictures are simple and colorful which allow the reader to join in the wonder of the story.
  BrandiMichelle | May 15, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399250514, Hardcover)

The delightful tale of a curious baby kangaroo, from the creator of Leaves

When you?re new to the world, every hop brings another surprise! Joey wants to go exploring, but everything he discovers is almost too exciting. Bees, rabbits, birds . . . other creatures can be scary! But Mama is never far away, and who knows?Joey might even make a friend.

David Ezra Stein?s gentle story will amuse and comfort readers.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:23 -0400)

A baby kangaroo takes his first tentative hops outside of his mama's pouch, meeting other creatures and growing bolder each time.

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