Kangaroos (Carolrhoda Nature Watch Book)
A large kangaroo is a spectacular sight as it moves quickly over the ground in gigantic leaps. It is hard to believe that a creature capable of such swift motion evolved from a type of pigmy possum that spent most of its time up in the trees. Although kangaroos look like ordinary mammals, they are really marsupials. Marsupials have unique features which set them apart from other mammals. One of these features is the development of babies inside a pouch on the mother. Easy-to-understand text and incredible action photographs vividly present the life of a kangaroo.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Denise Burt and Neil McLeod
|Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
|Lerner Publishing Group