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Big Red Kangaroo    by Claire Saxby & Graham Byrne order for
Big Red Kangaroo
by Claire Saxby
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2015 (2015)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Follow a mob of Red Kangaroos and their leader as they move about their home in the wilderness area of Australia. They may seem relaxed but members of the group are always on the lookout for danger. The females must also keep watch over their young (joeys) while the dominant male must be ready to keep other males away.

As the story of the kangaroos unfolds the author also includes material about the creatures' lives in general. You'll discover that they are most active at dusk and dawn; when moving at full speed the animal's tail acts as a rudder; and a full grown male can top six feet in height.

Any child five and older who is interested in exotic animals or kangaroos will find this an entertaining read. If you are planning a trip to Australia this would be an ideal book to read for background information on the animals you'll see.

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