The Very Boastful Kangaroo

Paperback | July 1, 2003

byBernard Most

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No one can jump as high as the very boastful kangaroo. But the littlest kangaroo challenges him to a jumping contest anyway. Even the very boastful kangaroo has to laugh when the very little and very clever kangaroo outsmarts him and wins the competition. Bernard Most's resourceful kangaroo hilariously illustrates one of life's basic lessons - that any problem can be overcome if only you put your mind to it.

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No one can jump as high as the very boastful kangaroo. But the littlest kangaroo challenges him to a jumping contest anyway. Even the very boastful kangaroo has to laugh when the very little and very clever kangaroo outsmarts him and wins the competition. Bernard Most's resourceful kangaroo hilariously illustrates one of life's basic l...

BERNARD MOST has written and illustrated many popular children's books, including The Cow That Went OINK, If the Dinosaurs Came Back, How Big Were the Dinosaurs?, Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs?, and Where to Look for a Dinosaur. He lives in New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 8.52 × 6.12 × 0.1 inPublished:July 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0152048405

ISBN - 13:9780152048402

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Naturally, the boastful kangaroo is the greatest, highest jumper of all time. But he meets his match in a very clever, tiny kangaroo. The prize in their jumping contest is just to be the winner. True to form, the boastful one jumps again and again, each jump higher than the first. The tiny kangaroo performs a tiny jump, declaring herself to be the winner because trees cannot jump. Spectators and contestants get a good chuckle from this outcome. The somewhat animated kangaroos are a bit repetitious, but this is a very short story. The friendliness of the game, the slant on good sportsmanship, and the ability of the characters to laugh with one another at the absurd situation make this a good selection for young readers. A Level 2 Green Light Reader.