Have you ever given any thought to what the perfect jumping pet would be? Wombats are cute, and koalas can cling, but what about a springy kangaroo? Being an ace on the trampoline is a breeze when you have a kangaroo for a pet, but hold on to your stomach during the school run—it’s pretty bumpy being bounced around in a pouch.
In this charming, rhyming bedtime story, a young protagonist imagines what it would be like to have an outrageously impractical pet. Laugh-out-loud details in Alex Barrow’s bold, graphic illustrations, along with Gabby Dawnay’s sweet text, make If I Had a Kangaroo a soon to be favorite in the If I Had A…series.
Gabby Dawnay is the bestselling author of ten books for children, a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine, and a scriptwriter for children’s television.
Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator and both the art director and a regular contributor at OKIDO magazine.