Skip to main content
Cover for If I Were A Kangaroo

If I Were A Kangaroo

Mylisa Larsen, Anna Raff


List Price: 17.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


If I were a kangaroo,
I'd pick you up and carry you
In my pocket, sleepyhead,
And hop you gently off to bed.

It's time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.

So curl up, imagine your favorite animal, and...zzzzzzzzzzz.

Praise For If I Were A Kangaroo

Praise for If I Were A Kangaroo:

"A warm, comforting tale with interesting facts appended."–Kirkus Reviews

"Expressive and charming...perfect for bedtime and one-on-one sharing."–School Library Journal

Viking Books for Young Readers, 9780451469588, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

About the Author

Mylisa Larsen grew up on a farm in Idaho and is familiar with the bedtime rituals of many animals. She now lives with her family in a small town in upstate New York. She is the author of How to Put Your Parents to Bed. Please visit her at

Anna Raff does not encounter many animals in New York City where she lives, but she does love drawing...and sleeping. The books she has illustrated include You Are Not a Cat, World Rat Day, A Big Surprise for Little Card, and The Wrong Side of the Bed. Please visit her at