If I had a kangaroo by Gabby Dawnay and Alex Barrow

publication date: Jun 24, 2022
author/source: Anne Coates

If I had a kangarooIllustrated by Alex Barrow and written by Gabby Dawnay, If I had a kangaroo is the latest picture book in the bestselling If I had... series published by Thames & Hudson.

If I had a kangaroo imagines what it would be like to have this animal as a pet – a bouncy pet. The child in the story would ride in her pouch, play on the trampoline, go shopping for shoes, and have amazing adventures.

Beautifully told in poetic form and depicted in child engaging pictures in bold colours. The Kangaroo's pouch is put to good use from holding letters for delivery to catching balls during a cricket match.

The storyline and illustrations offer lots of conversation triggers and possibilities to discuss with a child. The pros and cons of having a kangaroo for a pet are many and are often hilarious.

A fabulous book that adults will enjoy as much as their children.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Other books in the series include:

  • If I had a dinosaur
  • If I had an octopus
  • If I had a unicorn

all by the same writer and illustrator, and published by Thames & Hudson and available from bookshops and online.