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Book Review: Pouch! by David Ezra Stein 

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Librarian: Amanda Perry, Library Director, Winooski Memorial Library
Book: Pouch! by David Ezra Stein
Age Range: birth to 5

Perry's summary:

As baby kangaroo Joey begins to explore his world, his first experiences with bees, birds and a rabbit are surprising. After meeting them, he returns to his mother, crying, "Pouch!" When he first meets another baby kangaroo, he is scared again, until he realizes the other joey is also afraid. They become fast friends. The two explore together, independently, but with their moms watching.

Why kids love it:

This story is a great read-a-loud. Children anticipate Joey's cry of "pouch!" and are reassured by the comfort his mother provides.

Web bonus:

Stein's website offers a fascinating step-by-step series of images showing the process behind creating Pouch!, including his brainstorms, early sketches and illustration choices. And, if you like Pouch!, check out the author-illustrator's Interrupting Chicken, which received a 2011 Caldecott Honor.

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