Kangaroo for Christmas
James Flora ~ Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962
reprinted Enchanted Lion Books, October 2011
So this is my last post for a few days... headed to the family in Virginia... but as I am a Flora fan and it's Christmas Eve, I thought this number would be appropriate. The often hilarious story of a small girl who receives a -- HAAAAZAAAAA -- kangaroo for Christmas.
On the day before Christmas a truck came.
It left a big box on the porch.
On the box was a card.
It said: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO KATHRYN FROM UNCLE DINGO.
As you can imagine, havoc ensues with the bouncy bugger wrecking the joint... from the grocery store to the bakery to the top of Grandma's old electric automobile. This one is a riot, and completely far out (as expected).
Mine is a first edition library copy, and it has a wonderful book plate in the front that reads --
PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE YOU READ ME AND KEEP ME CLEAN.
It made me laugh to think of the hundreds of librarians my son has horrified with his sticky finger marks.
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