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Pocket Babies: And Other Amazing Marsupials

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Kangaroos, koalas, and opossums, oh my! Most marsupials live in Australia, but a few are here in the U.S. Find out how these fascinating and unusual other mammals evolved and live.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Darby Creek Publishing
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Sarah Bringhurst
Aug 24, 2012 Sarah Bringhurst rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zoology, children-s
My librarian found this for me in the children's section when I asked for books about sugar gliders. It devotes a couple of pages to sugar gliders, but the subject of the book is marsupials in general. I didn't know that much about them, so I found it fascinating. I am now even more delighted to have a pair of adorable marsupials living in my house. But I also appreciated learning more about some of their relatives. For example, did you know that wombat droppings, once dried, are the perfect siz ...more
Gerry Hine
Feb 18, 2009 Gerry Hine rated it liked it
When is a bear not a bear? When it is a Koala bear. Koala is a marsupial. Geography, facts, geographic/natural history back to pre history, this book leads children into thinking about animals completely different than any they have been exposed to before. Children also explore the native environment of these animals and discover what factors nature played in their developement. The exploration of the history of the world through the discussion of Continental drift was my favorite part.
Apr 14, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
This will answer every question one could have about marsupials, including distinguishing them from the other two categories of mammals (did you know there are three categories of mammals?). More of a reference book with the amount of text included but some children will likely enjoy reading it cover to cover! Photographs, maps, charts all add to the information contained inside.
Lili Martin
May 02, 2011 Lili Martin rated it liked it
I loved the book Pocket Babies! It holds so much info about different animals from all around the world. My fav. part about this book was the baby . They were so cute. I'm not going to say any of the info. i learned so if you want to learn more read this book!
Feb 28, 2008 Carol rated it it was amazing
A nonfiction book about Marsupials! Includes the New World Virginia Opossum and everything from the adorable Sugar Glider to the moody Tasmanian Devil. Lovely photographs make the "marsups" come alive. Did you know Wombats have cube-shaped poop?!! Wow!
This one was a little more advanced than H's level but she really enjoyed some of the random facts. (and of course the photos)
Mar 13, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
Shelves: j-nonfiction
all kinds of fascinating facts about different marsupials; with great photographs
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Sneed B. Collard III is a biologist, world traveler, speaker, and author of more than forty books for young people, including Flash Point, Dog Sense, and Double Eagle. Collard holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in Montana.
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