Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
Maloo the kangaroo has lost his hop. Can his friends help him find it again? This sweet picture book explores the idea of sadness and the importance of friendship through ups and downs.
No other kangeroo can hop like Maloo! But one day Maloo's friends find him stepping instead of hopping. What's wrong, Maloo? His pals look for ways to help Maloo regain the spring in his step. With patience, support and a little "hop" from his friends, Maloo gets his bounce back.
Simple text and adorable art convey the power of friendship over a gloomy mood in Geneviève Godbout's charming debut as both author and illustrator.
About the author
Geneviève Godbout habite à Montréal où elle travaille en tant qu'illustratrice. Elle a étudié en animation traditionnelle au Cégep du Vieux-Montréal avant de poursuivre sa formation à l'école des Gobelins à Paris. Geneviève fait des illustrations pour des clients dans le domaine de l'édition et de la mode. Elle est l'illustratrice de l'album Quand le père Noël était petit… qui a remporté le Prix jeunesse des libraires du Québec 2017, catégorie 0 à 5 ans.
GENEVIÈVE GODBOUT lives in Montreal where she works as a children’s book and fashion illustrator. She studied traditional animation in Montreal and at the prestigious Gobelins school in Paris.
"Provides quiet assurance to those who recognize this feeling as well as a model for supporting a friend." --Kirkus Reviews
“Godbout leaves room for readers to interpret Maloo’s story in a way that resonates with their own experience or with that of someone they know.” --Quill & Quire
“. . . Its message of friendship and the importance of finding one’s way is sure to spark conversation.” --Montreal Review of Books