Welcome to the World Kangaroos

Welcome to the World Kangaroos Cover

Welcome to the World Kangaroos

By Diane Swanson

Whitecap Books, Paperback, 9781552854716, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010


Kangaroos are synonymous with Australia and instantly recognizable by their pouches, long tails and ability to travel by jumping. Children can learn details about how a kangaroo grows from a tiny joey in its mother's pouch to an adult. They can discover that red kangaroos can be over 6 feet tall, weigh 190 pounds, jump up to 29 feet in a single leap and reach speeds of 30 miles per hour.

"About the series: " Each book in the Welcome to the World of Series introduces children to wildlife through color photographs, lively description and amazing facts.