Publication Date: March 15, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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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 (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.