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A young child in Australia becomes interested in an injured red kangaroo that her rehabilitator parents are helping to treat. The kangaroo has a baby, called a joey, in its pouch. Readers will follow along as the narrator observes the development of the joey as it grows from a tiny baby the size of a cherry into an adult kangaroo--the largest marsupial in the world. Colorful photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these incredible creatures. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world.

Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Animal Diaries: Life Cycles
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 10 x 8
ISBN 9781617724152, 9781617724787, 9781617725227
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 599.2'22
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Guided Reading Level K
Lexile Reading Level 600
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 3.6
Author Ellen Lawrence
  • 2014 Teachers' Choice
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Full-color photographs