4 years after the last of the Blue Kangaroo books was released Emma has a new title out and has re-released 2 of the old favourites.
The other re-release is "Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?". Lily loves Blue Kangaroo, but she often loses him and sometimes Blue Kangaroo wonders if he’ll ever see her again. Luckily, Lily always seems to find him, but what if one day she doesn’t?
"When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!" talks about how the friendship of a lifetime began back when Lily got a new baby brother, she soon discovered that it’s not easy learning new things and helping to look after someone so small. But when Grandma brings her a very special surprise; someone who also needs to be cared for – Blue Kangaroo her life has a meaning!
The covers of the books are really lovely, modern but still eye catching for children, it's clear they are part of the same set. The story is laid out with beautiful illustrations and just the right amount of words for a 2-5 year old to listen to. There is plenty in the pictures to talk about which is vital for a young reader. When you've finished you have the context of the book to discuss whether it is sadness, jealousy or fear.
From a first glance at the books you would expect them to be very girly orientated, but my 2 boys both enjoy them. Noah (5) loves to sit with one and read it to himself telling us what happens and Ben (7), although he won't admit it usually has at least one ear on the story.
The books are published by Harper Collins and are out now with an RRP of £6.99 each.
Disclaimer: We were sent 3 Blue Kangaroo books free of charge to read and review. The review is our honest opinion.