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If I had a kangaroo (If I had a…)

Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow


The latest instalment in the bestselling If I had a... series imagines life with a kangaroo as a pet

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With rollicking rhymes and bold illustrations, this charming bedtime story follows a little girl's flight of fancy as she imagines the advantages and disadvantages of having a kangaroo as a pet. Being an ace on the basketball court is a breeze, but hold on to your stomach during the school run - it's pretty bumpy being bounced around in a pouch!


'Little readers will love the colourful illustrations, filled with humorous details and fun scenes of the Australian outback …The light-hearted rhyming prose is a joy to read aloud too, and will have children in fits of giggles!'

'Beautifully told in poetic form and depicted in child engaging pictures in bold colours … a fabulous book that adults will enjoy as much as their children'
Parenting Without Tears

'Will be read over and over again!'

'Charming and light-hearted … perfect for reading aloud'

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Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 26.0 x 23.8 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 12 May 2022

ISBN: 9780500652688

About the Author

Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a script-writer for children’s television. Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine.

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