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.
David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Queens County, where he works as a set illustrator. On the side he is a daydreamer, a doodler, and a noodler in all kinds of media. His artwork has appeared in "American Illustration, " the "New Yorker, " and the "New York Times." This is his first picture book.