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The Purple Kangaroo

Illustrated by Peter Brown

About The Book

The monkey narrator in this humorous picture book gaurantees that he can READ YOUR MIND. What begins as a simple request to imagine the most spectacular thing in history turns into the story of a roller-skating, bubble-blowing purple kangaroo searching for his dear friend Ernesto on the moon. So by the time you finish this book, there's no chance you will be thinking of anything BUT the purple kangaroo.

About The Author

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Michael Ian Black is a writer, comedian, and actor who has appeared on Another PeriodThe Jim Gaffigan Show, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. He created and starred in many television series, has written screenplays, and regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian. Michael is the bestselling author of the book My Custom Van, the memoir You’re Not Doing It Right, and the children’s books Chicken CheeksThe Purple KangarooA Pig Parade Is a Terrible IdeaI’m BoredNaked!Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop!, and I’m Sorry. Michael lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

About The Illustrator

Photo by Peter Brown

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children’s books, including Children Make Terrible PetsMr. Tiger Goes Wild, and The Curious Garden. He is also the author of the bestselling middle grade Wild Robot duology. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award, and a Children’s Choice Book Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter’s website is PeterBrownStudio.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 29, 2009)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416957713
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD630L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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