New Classic Picture Book for Children
The World Health Organization reports that children aged 5–17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. For children physical activity takes many shapes and forms including play, games, sports even chores and recreation. Therefore, Picture books that encourage children to become active, go outdoors, and have fun, play an essential role in their education.
Written in the style of beloved children’s stories, ‘Kangaroo Kangaroo Where Are You?’ has all the ingredients of a classic children’s picture book. Designed with special attention to beginning reader format, ‘Kangaroo Kangaroo Where Are You?’ incorporates important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm and repetition:
‘Kangaroo, Kangaroo, What Can You Do?’
‘I can hop. I can hop.
That is how I run.
When I hop, when I hop,
I have lots of fun.’
‘Kangaroo, Kangaroo, Are You At The Zoo?’
‘Not The Zoo, Not The Zoo,
I’ll give you a clue!
I can pull my BIG, BIG Kite.
Let it go up to the sky.
Watch its tail that’s long and white
Wiggle and dance, fly, fly, fly.’
“When dealing with young children indirect approach and positive suggestions tend to work best,” says author and physician Robyn Safarian. “I specifically designed the colorful illustrations with this in mind. Every page of Kangaroo Kangaroo Where Are You? includes many details about outdoor activities. Some of the detail is not covered in the text. They’re like hidden treasures that offer a great opportunity to engage children in dialogue.”
With humorous images of an emu playing basketball or a wombat hiking a hill, this book may even strike a cord with adults.
‘Kangaroo Kangaroo Where Are You?’ Is available for purchase on Amazon.