THE MOTHER KANGAROO by Edith Thacher Hurd

THE MOTHER KANGAROO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another of Hurd's gently affirming animal mothers, this has less heft and bounce than Coerr's feisty joey in Biography of a Kangaroo (p. 73, J-25) but the smaller story is precisely and gracefully told in its own way. And of course the real message lies in Clement Hurd's tissuey blue-green and coral prints: whether of grown kangaroos leaping and boxing, or of the inch-long baby suckling inside his mother's hairy pouch, they combine Hurd's accustomed subtlety with an extra lightness and springiness that one has to attribute to the homely charm of the subjects themselves.

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1976
Publisher: Little, Brown