Pouch! Cover


By David Ezra Stein; David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)

Nancy Paulsen Books, Board Books, 9780399257384, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2012


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.

About the Author
David Ezra Stein (www.davidezra.com) received a Caldecott Honor for "Interrupting Chicken," a Charlotte Zolotow Honor for "Pouch!" and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award for "Leaves," which was also a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice and a School Library Journal Best Book. He also wrote and illustrated "The Nice Book" and "Monster Hug!" He lives in Kew Gardens, New York.