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LITTLE KANGAROO, I LOVE YOU! (A Read-and-Squeeze Sweet Talkin' Book)

Author: Jacquelyn Reinach

Illustrator: James Proimos

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Publisher: Random House Children's Books, ©2001

Material: board book

Summary: Various animal parents tell their children how much they love them through silly rhymes. Love is the theme of this interactive book.

Type of Reading: family time, playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 0 to 4

Age of Child: Started reading with child at 19 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He was fascinated with the different animals. S/He had fun imitating the associated rhymes.

Adult Reader Reaction: There are lots of bright pictures , with plenty of animals to teach identification. Liked how it shows the different aspects of love.

Pros: The variety of animals helps with identification and the rhymes show there are different ways to show your affection.

Cons: None

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least at first. It’s a fun book, but there are many different books on expressing love.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HUGS AND KISSES   THE BEST PLACE TO READ   YOU ARE MY I LOVE YOU

Educational Themes: This is a nice collection of 'poems' about parents, children, and affection.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal stories, poetry

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003

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