On the grassy plains of Australia, a kangaroo is born. Within the safety of his mothers warm pouch he slowly becomes aware of all the different sights and sounds and smells around him. Warily poking his head out for the first time, he is startled by the bright light of the sun. Later he is soothed by the soft glow of the stars at night. One day he tumbles out of the pouch and is surprised - and a little frightened - to find himself standing on the ground on his own two feet! But he is still a very small and young kangaroo and discovers that, although he is growing fast, he needs his mother very much.This charming yet simple story, long out of print, by one of Americas most beloved childrens book authors has been given new life here with illustrations by Jennifer Dewey.