Big Red Kangaroo

By Claire Saxby

Illustrated by Graham Byrne

Follow a dominant male kangaroo as he leads his mob in search of food – and holds his own against other males who vie for his role.

Follow a dominant male kangaroo as he leads his mob in search of food – and holds his own against other males who vie for his role. In the centre of Australia, the sun is setting over the baked earth, and Red Kangaroo stirs from his rest. It’s breakfast time, and Red must lead his mob of kangaroos off to find grasses for grazing. But Red is also on the watch for young male kangaroos who are ready to challenge him and try to take his place as leader. Striking illustrations set the mood for a compelling, fact-filled story of red kangaroos in the wilds of Australia. Includes an author's note and an index.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780763670757
  • Published: 05 Feb 2015
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 270 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'A compelling account, written with sophisticated, descriptive language, and enlightening charcoal and digital media illustrations to match.' Boomerang Books Blog

'Just three page turns and Byrne’s dramatic charcoal and digital collages propel readers into one night in the life of Red, a large Australian kangaroo.' The Horn Book

'The digital and charcoal art is simply stunning, with a smudgy angularity reminiscent of the late Glen Rounds but an immersive, otherworldly earthiness all its own, and both the main text and the secondary explanatory text stand out strongly against the sandy pages.' Bulletin for the Centre of Children's Books

'Everything from the size of this book to the color and style of the artwork evokes the Land Down Under.' School Library Connection

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