Heart in the Pocket by Laurence Bourguignon

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In this tender tale about growing up, a young kangaroo learns that what's familiar isn't always what's best. Mama Kangaroo loves her little Jo-Jo very much, but it's time for him to leave the safety of her pocket. But Jo-Jo is content where he is, even when Mama tells him about all the amazing things he could see and do if he were to explore the world. Sweet illustrations portray the young kangaroo's fear of leaving his mother and the strong bond between mother and child.

About Laurence Bourguignon

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Laurence Bourguignon is an author and editor at Mijade Publications in Belgium. Her stories for young readers have been translated into several languages. Valerie d'Heur worked in graphic design and advertising before she began writing and illustrating books for children. She has had several books published in Belgium.
Published June 3, 2008 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 26 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“Mama Kangaroo loves her little Jo-Jo a lot, lot, lot.” Mama shows him the wind and the birds and the butterflies and the desert flowers, encouraging Jo-Jo to leave her pouch and see things he has never seen.

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