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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?[ DOES A KANGAROO HAVE A MOTHER, TOO? ] by Carle, Eric (Author) Mar-22-00[ Hardcover ]

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"Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you." Tremendously popular author/illustrator Eric Carle needs no introduction. Readers wait eagerly for every new picture book--and nobody will be disappointed with this one. In this Very Simple story, an unseen child asks variations on the same question: "Does a lion/monkey/dolphin have a mother, too?" The response is alway "Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you." Tremendously popular author/illustrator Eric Carle needs no introduction. Readers wait eagerly for every new picture book--and nobody will be disappointed with this one. In this Very Simple story, an unseen child asks variations on the same question: "Does a lion/monkey/dolphin have a mother, too?" The response is always the same: a big colorful "YES!" with the soothing reassurance that, "like me and you," everyone has a mother. Repetition is the name of the game, here, because nothing comforts like reiteration. Those on the verge of reading will enjoy the question and answer format, which is clearly designed to be read aloud. A list of the names of animal babies, parents, and groups is included--did you know that a group of bears is called a "sloth"? Or that a group of foxes is a "skulk"? Carle's trademark collages are as colorful and luminous as those found in any of his other well-loved modern classics (including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Quiet Cricket); as usual, the illustrations are so good they're worthy of framing. (Ages 2 to 7) --Emilie Coulter


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"Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you." Tremendously popular author/illustrator Eric Carle needs no introduction. Readers wait eagerly for every new picture book--and nobody will be disappointed with this one. In this Very Simple story, an unseen child asks variations on the same question: "Does a lion/monkey/dolphin have a mother, too?" The response is alway "Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you." Tremendously popular author/illustrator Eric Carle needs no introduction. Readers wait eagerly for every new picture book--and nobody will be disappointed with this one. In this Very Simple story, an unseen child asks variations on the same question: "Does a lion/monkey/dolphin have a mother, too?" The response is always the same: a big colorful "YES!" with the soothing reassurance that, "like me and you," everyone has a mother. Repetition is the name of the game, here, because nothing comforts like reiteration. Those on the verge of reading will enjoy the question and answer format, which is clearly designed to be read aloud. A list of the names of animal babies, parents, and groups is included--did you know that a group of bears is called a "sloth"? Or that a group of foxes is a "skulk"? Carle's trademark collages are as colorful and luminous as those found in any of his other well-loved modern classics (including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Quiet Cricket); as usual, the illustrations are so good they're worthy of framing. (Ages 2 to 7) --Emilie Coulter

30 review for Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?[ DOES A KANGAROO HAVE A MOTHER, TOO? ] by Carle, Eric (Author) Mar-22-00[ Hardcover ]

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    This is kid’s book about how every animal in the world has a mother that loves them just like every kid! Only... not every kid has a mom? Or is able to be with their mom?? Reading this to small fry, who lives with us because he currently CAN’T live with his mom... was not fun. He did like the picture of the author in the back. Particularly his beard. Because “he looks like an outdoor man, Kaylin!”

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shari

    Love the Carle artwork, but mourn the missed opportunity to teach the names of young animals. It needs to be in the book text, not just the afterword.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jack Kirby and the X-man

    Parents - don't do it to yourself, avoid this book if at all possible. Mindnumbingly boring text - the same question and answer 12 times over. The illustrations are typical Eric Carle - I'm not a fan of his illustrative style, but many other people love it. The final page gives a list of the names of babies, parents and groups of the animals featured in the book. I remember loving these factoids when I was a child, but who can be bothered learning all the terms of venery when your an adult (the on Parents - don't do it to yourself, avoid this book if at all possible. Mindnumbingly boring text - the same question and answer 12 times over. The illustrations are typical Eric Carle - I'm not a fan of his illustrative style, but many other people love it. The final page gives a list of the names of babies, parents and groups of the animals featured in the book. I remember loving these factoids when I was a child, but who can be bothered learning all the terms of venery when your an adult (the only exception being if they are particularly amusing, and even then, lets face it, they aren't a particularly good joke). If you read this you will forever have to call a female kangaroo a "flyer" in front of your children... Who uses these terms? Noone! Your child, if given the opportunity, will invariably love it - requesting it be read every night before bed. Oh, the humanity!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    Basic Plot: Question and response for small children. My 18-month old son LOVES this book. The repetition gets old kinda quick for adults, but toddlers love it, and that's enough for me to continue to read it to him and not hide it behind the bookshelf. Nodding "yes" was one of the first responses my son learned to give, and he was really excited that he knew what was coming in the book- he could nod that yes, whatever animal does have a mother, too. He would get very excited about that. I also l Basic Plot: Question and response for small children. My 18-month old son LOVES this book. The repetition gets old kinda quick for adults, but toddlers love it, and that's enough for me to continue to read it to him and not hide it behind the bookshelf. Nodding "yes" was one of the first responses my son learned to give, and he was really excited that he knew what was coming in the book- he could nod that yes, whatever animal does have a mother, too. He would get very excited about that. I also like the little glossary in the back of the names for animal moms, dads, and babies- it's a way to add interaction with the book and pictures beyond the text..

  5. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    MART - interesting experience, with my 1st grade reader. Since I don't read Spanish, I told him we'd have to make up a story to go along with the pictures. He liked the animals that seem the strongest and most fierce. Making up a story with him was fun. We alternated pages. (He didn't believe it was about mother animals - even when I showed him the recognizable words.) MART - interesting experience, with my 1st grade reader. Since I don't read Spanish, I told him we'd have to make up a story to go along with the pictures. He liked the animals that seem the strongest and most fierce. Making up a story with him was fun. We alternated pages. (He didn't believe it was about mother animals - even when I showed him the recognizable words.)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    The colors in this book is catching to the eye. I enjoyed reading it to my little ones when they were small. It introduces different animals and their moms. This book is written with simple loving language that is great for the little in anyone's lives. The colors in this book is catching to the eye. I enjoyed reading it to my little ones when they were small. It introduces different animals and their moms. This book is written with simple loving language that is great for the little in anyone's lives.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cathy | A Case Full of Books

    Toddlers love it. Parents hate it. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    4 stars for helping Ian figure out that "yes" and "no" are two different answers. 4 stars for helping Ian figure out that "yes" and "no" are two different answers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Wetdryvac Wetdryvac

    Decent use of repetition, awesome art, and a solid glossary.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I only read this once and that was enough

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sue Winson

    Reading this book verbatim is a pain. The texts are repetitive “does a Lion have a mother too? Yes! A Lion has a mother. Just like me and you”. “Does a giraffe have a mother too…” It gets a bit horrifyingly boring when we got to the 5th animals, and my heart sank when I realized there were still 6 more animals to go! 20-month old little-AJ didn’t seem to mind too much about the repetition (although mummy has been creating varied texts for this book just to rescue myself from boredom- “oh look! It Reading this book verbatim is a pain. The texts are repetitive “does a Lion have a mother too? Yes! A Lion has a mother. Just like me and you”. “Does a giraffe have a mother too…” It gets a bit horrifyingly boring when we got to the 5th animals, and my heart sank when I realized there were still 6 more animals to go! 20-month old little-AJ didn’t seem to mind too much about the repetition (although mummy has been creating varied texts for this book just to rescue myself from boredom- “oh look! It’s baby penguin and mama penguin! Oh, remember the song “Mary has a little lamb?”, yes that’s the lamb and mama sheep, baaa baaa!”). The art works are nice, a signature style of Eric Carle. But compared to the writer’s other awesome gems like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this book is undoubtedly a disappointment. The last page gives a list of interesting names of animal babies, parents and groups. It’s informative, but really could have been written in a more interesting and engaging way (e.g. Fun fact: do you know that a mummy elephant and a mummy giraffe are both called a"cow”!). But instead, the list is written in a very boring textbook style fashion, one animal at a time, starts with the baby, then mother, then father, and the animal groups. Blog review: https://storypleasemummy.wordpress.co...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Labrum

    This book starts off with the question, "Does a kangaroo have a mother too?". Then, we are answered with, "Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you". This book goes through asking if different animals have mothers like us. There is a lion, a giraffe, a penguin, a swan, a fox, a dolphin, a sheep, a bear, an elephant, and a monkey. And guess what they all have in common? This book was really cute and colorful. The title is what caught my eye, because my favorite animal is and always has This book starts off with the question, "Does a kangaroo have a mother too?". Then, we are answered with, "Yes! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like me and you". This book goes through asking if different animals have mothers like us. There is a lion, a giraffe, a penguin, a swan, a fox, a dolphin, a sheep, a bear, an elephant, and a monkey. And guess what they all have in common? This book was really cute and colorful. The title is what caught my eye, because my favorite animal is and always has been a kangaroo. I really liked the pictures in this book as well. Each of the pictures looked like beautiful paintings. I chose this book because of how colorful and cute each picture was. I think the style and the theme work together to create the meaning of the book. Every page is uniform with the text. They all start out, and end the same. Just as the theme is uniform throughout the book. The theme that everyone has a mother, and everyone's mother loves them. Each character in the book is different, yet each one of them share the same thing in common. A mother.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Erin R

    This is a simple book that asks readers a question every other page, following the format of the title. A different animal is substituted each time and a rhyme scheme is developed to keep the rhythm of the book flowing along. The book ends by tying the question back to the reader by saying “YES! YES! Of course they do. Animal mothers love their babies just as yours loves you”. This predictable format is what makes this a picture book and it is very easy for small children to follow along. This bo This is a simple book that asks readers a question every other page, following the format of the title. A different animal is substituted each time and a rhyme scheme is developed to keep the rhythm of the book flowing along. The book ends by tying the question back to the reader by saying “YES! YES! Of course they do. Animal mothers love their babies just as yours loves you”. This predictable format is what makes this a picture book and it is very easy for small children to follow along. This book could be integrated into a classroom of lower-elementary students perhaps for a Mother’s Day themed lesson or to comfort students who have separation anxiety at the beginning of the school year. It could also be used effectively to teach children about rhyme and rhythm in writing.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Kunz Williams

    Mothers are so important, and this book helps to celebrate their importance and illustrate that every animal has a mother, and that all mothers love their children. I love the peaceful illustrations. I love the info page at the back that tells what a baby animal is call, what a full grown female animal is called and what a full grown male animal is called. * Talking Points: Does your mother love you? How do you know? Do you love your mother. Why? Which of the animals pictures in this book is your Mothers are so important, and this book helps to celebrate their importance and illustrate that every animal has a mother, and that all mothers love their children. I love the peaceful illustrations. I love the info page at the back that tells what a baby animal is call, what a full grown female animal is called and what a full grown male animal is called. * Talking Points: Does your mother love you? How do you know? Do you love your mother. Why? Which of the animals pictures in this book is your favorite? Why? ** Essential Oil Pairing Tips: Myrrh is the mothering essential oil. For a comforting diffuser blend try diffusing 2 drops of doTERRA's Myrrah, 1 drop Helichrysum and 1 drop Cypress essential oil.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    The answer to the title is obvious but also on the first page. Then a similar question is asked on every page with, of course, the same results. In fact, all of the animals "discussed" are mammals with the exception of two birds. Where are the insects? Where are the reptiles? Where are the fish? The mollusks? Apparently they aren't good enough to make it into this book so we'll never know if they too have mothers. Clearly some animals are indeed more equal than other animals. At least Carle's ill The answer to the title is obvious but also on the first page. Then a similar question is asked on every page with, of course, the same results. In fact, all of the animals "discussed" are mammals with the exception of two birds. Where are the insects? Where are the reptiles? Where are the fish? The mollusks? Apparently they aren't good enough to make it into this book so we'll never know if they too have mothers. Clearly some animals are indeed more equal than other animals. At least Carle's illustrations are interesting to look at.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vivian

    I find that children love to be involved with stories whenever possible. When sharing this book you can invite them to guess the animal that will appear on the next page, giving clues to help. You can invite them to name the animal (without the guessing) when they see the picture. You can invite them to make the animal's sound. You can stand up and make actions that the animal might make. You can invite them to give a thumbs up as they say YES!, which is repeated with each animal. I find that children love to be involved with stories whenever possible. When sharing this book you can invite them to guess the animal that will appear on the next page, giving clues to help. You can invite them to name the animal (without the guessing) when they see the picture. You can invite them to make the animal's sound. You can stand up and make actions that the animal might make. You can invite them to give a thumbs up as they say YES!, which is repeated with each animal.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gina Miller

    I used this book for a baby and toddler story time. The children loved the colors at which Eric Carle is truly a master. In addition, the repetitive verse on each page made it easy for the toddlers to predict what was coming next. Since each page used the word, "Yes!", we taught the children the sign for "yes". By the end of the book, most of the little ones were moving their tiny fists up and down. This is an excellent adult/ toddler lap story. I used this book for a baby and toddler story time. The children loved the colors at which Eric Carle is truly a master. In addition, the repetitive verse on each page made it easy for the toddlers to predict what was coming next. Since each page used the word, "Yes!", we taught the children the sign for "yes". By the end of the book, most of the little ones were moving their tiny fists up and down. This is an excellent adult/ toddler lap story.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Selina

    This is a book for very young children that discusses several different animal mothers and their babies. It does a good job teaching children about different kinds of animals through beautifully drawn illustrations and question-answer format in its writing. I would definitely incorporate this book into a preschool lesson plan because I really think children would enjoy talking about the different animals and their relationship with their mom.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Holthaus

    With the repetition in this book, it would be very easy for a child to memorize the entire thing after a couple times hearing it. The only thing that they may struggle on the first couple times is what animal comes next, especially after they pick up on the pattern. These types of books give children a great deal of confidence when starting to read because they know what they are reading is correct.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    A good storytime read. Not my favorite Eric Carle in terms of storyline, very very basic, but still has lovely pictures and it's a really good interactive read for a storytime. Lots of yes-no answers, and plenty of animal noises to make ('what does a mother elephant say to her baby?' Cue trunks and trumpeting). For older kids, you can teach the names of the adult and baby animals, listed in the back of the book. A good storytime read. Not my favorite Eric Carle in terms of storyline, very very basic, but still has lovely pictures and it's a really good interactive read for a storytime. Lots of yes-no answers, and plenty of animal noises to make ('what does a mother elephant say to her baby?' Cue trunks and trumpeting). For older kids, you can teach the names of the adult and baby animals, listed in the back of the book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Becki Iverson

    My favorite part of this one was certainly the lovely animal drawings (I'll be saving several for my own personal collection!). I thought the story was a bit more simplistic than I wanted - for some reason I had it in my head this book connected to themes of adoption? and it's fine without it but would be better if it was, I think - but it still has a lot of heartwarming elements that kids are sure to love. Good for children who are staunch animal lovers. My favorite part of this one was certainly the lovely animal drawings (I'll be saving several for my own personal collection!). I thought the story was a bit more simplistic than I wanted - for some reason I had it in my head this book connected to themes of adoption? and it's fine without it but would be better if it was, I think - but it still has a lot of heartwarming elements that kids are sure to love. Good for children who are staunch animal lovers.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    A classic Eric Carle book with his distinctive artwork always appeals to young kids. I would read this with 0-5 year olds. My baby liked the pictures, but it didn’t hold his interest for very long. I wish each page was captioned with names for the baby animals to contrast with the names of the mamas in the text.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Probably needs to be a 6 months to a year book, not age 2(?) Upon reading some more reviews, I discovered that the names for mommy, daddy, baby and group animals are in small print in the back.... I’m sure I missed r due to being bored to death. I will work those into the reading of the book in the future.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Mennel

    Contemporary Realistic K-3rd For anyone who wants to explore the commonality between humans and the rest of the earth in an easy, childlike way, this book is an excellent option. This teaches about motherhood throughout the animal kingdom in a light-hearted uplifting way that in many ways, exemplifies the love of a mother.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kristin Nelson

    Very repetitive. The last page includes names of the baby animals, etc. The book was boring without that info in the text itself. I prefer when an author includes factoids in smaller print that I can choose to read or not in the course of the story.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bea

    A little too long, it has nice pictures and introduces children to the concept that animals are part of families too.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra Coburn

    I’ve always revered Eric Carle’s work, and “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” is no exception. This story’s illustrations are especially strong, and are helpful in allowing readers the ability identify animals and their respective mothers. The book focuses on a number of creatures in a question-and-answer forms, prompting readers to consider whether those animals have a mother (and the degree to which they love and care for their young). An unnamed narrator prompts these questions, as the ani I’ve always revered Eric Carle’s work, and “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” is no exception. This story’s illustrations are especially strong, and are helpful in allowing readers the ability identify animals and their respective mothers. The book focuses on a number of creatures in a question-and-answer forms, prompting readers to consider whether those animals have a mother (and the degree to which they love and care for their young). An unnamed narrator prompts these questions, as the animals themselves are never cued to voice an alternate message, which is refreshing. Carle’s mixed media approach to creating his work is notable. It is also interesting to note that each of his images never spans further than the page it originates on. The simplistic technique is obviously to deliver its message promptly and effectively. My only complaint is that I wish the story had a few more complex elements included to remain engaging; it seems like this work would be one to lose the attention spans of its audience rather easily. Given my latter observations I awarded this story three stars.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

    Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too is a children's picture book with repetitive text presents the theme of everyone having mothers and every mother loves their baby in a simple easy to read style. Encouraging kids to learn further about animals and their babies. Everything that Eric Carle does is beautiful. The colorful illustrations and simplicity of the text makes it the perfect read. I also think it's a cute and notable topic. I really appreciate the end of the book where a page is dedicated Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too is a children's picture book with repetitive text presents the theme of everyone having mothers and every mother loves their baby in a simple easy to read style. Encouraging kids to learn further about animals and their babies. Everything that Eric Carle does is beautiful. The colorful illustrations and simplicity of the text makes it the perfect read. I also think it's a cute and notable topic. I really appreciate the end of the book where a page is dedicated to a few educational facts regarding the animals brought up in the book. Facts about technical name for the different baby animals, mother animals, and groups of animals such as a pack. Like I said earlier, this book is a very easy read. It's a good book for beginners and possibly the repetition can help with vocabulary practice for the few words used in the book. This book mainly is a comforting a simple book. I do think because of its colorful illustrations it could be used for artistic purposes as well. An example would be have kids mimic the same collage technique to make animals of their choosing.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mikayla Taflinger

    This story is a repetitive story that asks is all different types of animals (kangaroo, lion, giraffe, penguin, swan, dolphin, sheep, bear, elephant, and monkey) have mothers and they answer is always "yes! Just like me and you!" at the end it asks if animal mothers love their babies and it says yes, yes they do just like your mother loves you! Strengths: Amazing illustrations fun for beginning readers! weakness: Very easy read only good for beginner readers Teaching point: One thing that connects This story is a repetitive story that asks is all different types of animals (kangaroo, lion, giraffe, penguin, swan, dolphin, sheep, bear, elephant, and monkey) have mothers and they answer is always "yes! Just like me and you!" at the end it asks if animal mothers love their babies and it says yes, yes they do just like your mother loves you! Strengths: Amazing illustrations fun for beginning readers! weakness: Very easy read only good for beginner readers Teaching point: One thing that connects all animals it that we all come from our mother no matter what animal it is it came from a mother.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Parker

    Genre: Contemporary realistic fiction Grade: Pre-k-1 The repetition in this book is great for young children and early readers. Young children will love answering the question on every page asking if the animals have a mother. Eric Carle shows the love between mothers and their children through animals and people in this book. On the last page of the book, it gives information about each animal. This is a great source for a discussion after reading.

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