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Summary: A Mama Kangaroo tells her daughter that she can always count on Mama being there. Whenever she needs her mom, if she wants a book read, to catch her when she falls, or even just to sit together. This is a boardbook that helps a child know that a parent's love never goes away.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 6
Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son liked the colorful pictures and the different activities the animals in the book were involved in. This would be a long book for him (10 pages), but he was happy to stay in my lap until we were done.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a cute story about how much a Mom takes care of her children and is there to nurture them. I was surprised that he liked the story and stayed sitting on my lap from beginning to end. The pictures kept his attention while I read the simple text.
Pros: This short, meaningful story will appeal to parents and young children alike. It is a perfect lap book.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. This is a nice story and one of many on the subject that you'll probably read with your toddler and preschooler.