A baby kangaroo is ready to leave the pouch, but each time he does, he meets a new and unfamiliar animal that sends him running back to jump into his mama's pouch. At the end of the story, he meets another baby kangaroo and both of them rush for safety.
By facing their fear of the unknown, they each make a friend and gain a level of independence. Stein also wrote Interrupting Chicken.
Michelle Horne, Olivia's pretty school (preschool) teacher, donated this book for the NICU. Thank you, Michelle.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.