If I had a kangaroo



ISBN: 9780500653487 Category:

Gabby Dawnay


The newest board book instalment of the bestselling If I had a… series imagines what life would be like with a super-bouncy kangaroo for a pet.

Australia is full of wonderful wildlife, but what animal would make the best pet? Snakes can be scary, and a koala might give good hugs, but would be too clingy… But what about the bounciest, springiest animal of them all? Join our funny female protagonist and imagine… if I had a kangaroo!

With rollicking rhymes and bold illustrations, our creative protagonist imagines the hopping highs and lows of having a kangaroo for a pet.

Being an ace on the cricket pitch is a breeze, but hold on to your stomach during the school run – it’s pretty bumpy being bounced around in a pouch! The book winds down to little girl drifting off to sleep, perfect for bedtime reading.

Additional information

Weight 380 g
Dimensions 17.8 x 19 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 March 2024
Number of pages 28
Format Board book
Contributors Illustrated by Alex Barrow
Dimensions 17.8 x 19 cm
Weight 380 g


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Gabby Dawnay is a writer and poet. She is a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine and a script-writer for children's television. Alex Barrow is a London-based illustrator. He is the art director for and a regular contributor to OKIDO magazine.