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Big Red Kangaroo by Claire Saxby

Big Red Kangaroo

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Big Red Kangaroo by Claire Saxby
Jan 06, 2015 | ISBN 9780763670757
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Jan 06, 2015 | ISBN 9780763670757 | 5-8 years

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Action-packed illustrations… Eloquent writing and large, easy-to-see pictures make this a perfect read aloud for units on Australia, marsupials, or nonfiction.
—School Library Journal

A visually arresting portrait of a species.
—Publishers Weekly

The narrative arc will keep [readers] engaged and perhaps inspire further research. … Appealing in subject and presentation, this will be a welcome addition to primary-grade nonfiction collections.
—Kirkus Reviews

This clearly written book has expressive, sophisticated charcoal-and-digital artwork that is very different from the cartoonlike illustrations in most picture books involving kangaroos. An interesting combination of a matter-of-fact fictional narrative and facts.

Its prose moves effectively from casual to poetic, and the close time frame keeps things immediate…. The digital and charcoal art is simply stunning
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Allows readers to extrapolate from a single animal to the entire species.
—Horn Book

A lyrical text and stunning illustrations created with charcoal and digital media tell the story of Red Kangaroo.
—Literacy Daily

The earthy colors and texture-rich landscapes depict the Australian wilderness with an original style that invites understanding and piques curiosity.
—School Library Connection

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