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Usborne First Reading: Why the Kangaroo Jumps

by Rob Lloyd Jones (author) and John Joven (illustrator)

Suitable for 5 - 7 years

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Look at the kangaroo, leaping up so high. How did he get to be this way? Find out in Rudyard Kipling’s classic animal fable, simply retold for lucky little readers. Take a trip to the Australian desert to meet a kangaroo who dreams of being different… You’ll love this surprising story, with its bright and beautiful pictures. The perfect way to get reading – just so!

  • A short retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic animal story
  • Rewritten in simple, vivid language that builds literacy skills
  • From Level 1 of the best-loved Usborne First Reading series
  • Beautifully produced hardback reader with colour pictures
  • Perfect for first solo reading or for sharing with an adult
  • Entertaining puzzles at the end to check comprehension

Product Details


Usborne First Reading






Usborne Publishing Ltd

Date published

August 3rd, 2017

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  • 32 pages




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