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The Purple Kangaroo

by Michael Ian Black

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2009-12-29)

List Price: $16.99

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Amazon Description

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.

One Potato Review

Cute. Yeah, maybe a little too cute for some tastes, but those tastes almost certainly do not extend to an audience of fidgeting First Graders at Friday morning read aloud. You may (as the designated reader) occasionally get your tongue tangled around some of these syntactical detours (many aforementioned’s and parentheses), still this fast-talking con-monkey is sufficiently imbalanced you might not figure out exactly where he is heading until you’re done. That monkey keeps wanting to stick it to you, and you may let him, more times than is possibly edifying.

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