What to Expect When You're Expecting Joeys

A Guide for Marsupial Parents (and Curious Kids)

From the Series Expecting Animal Babies

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Congratulations, marsupial parents-to-be! You’re about to meet your tiny bundles of joy. They’re called joeys. Some are as small as a grain of rice when they’re born! Read this book to find out how many babies to expect, how to help them find your pouch, and what those little joeys will do in there all day long. Whether you’re a possum or an opossum, a kangaroo or a wallaby, a koala or even a shrieking Tasmanian devil, you’ll find answers to all your parenting questions here.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-859-6
$26.65 $19.99
978-0-76138-043-6
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.8
BISACS JNF003000, JNF003310
Dewey 599.2'139
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 660
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 145561
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Booklist Top 10 Series Nonfiction, Winner, 2012

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“If you are looking for a title about marsupials, this book will inform and entertain…. Media specialists and teachers will want to add this title, and others in the series, to their collections.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“If marsupial mamas-to-be were literate, they’d appreciate this guide to the birth and care of their joeys…. Each question is answered with a blend of humor and factual information, and children will be able to discern, then empathize with, the mother’s concern about her offspring.” —School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“This companion to What to Expect When You’re Expecting Larvae (2011) is enormously appealing, an offbeat approach to learning about the natural world that targets exactly the stage young readers most want to know about.” —Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Stéphane Jorisch

Stéphane Jorisch is an illustrator, whose imaginative work has won many awards, including the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in Canada. His works are produced in watercolor, gouache, and also pen and ink, following in the footsteps of his father who illustrated comic strips for newspapers in Europe. In addition to his books for young people, Stéphane also illustrates for magazines and has created designs for the renowned Cirque de Soleil. Stéphane was born in Brussels and grew up in Lachine, Québec. He now lives in Montreal with his girlfriend and their three children.

Author: Bridget Heos

Bridget Heos is the author of 13 young adult nonfiction books and the Expecting Animal Babies picture books. Prior to being a children's book author, she wrote for several newspapers and magazines, including The Christian Science Monitor, The Kansas City Star, and Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Bridget lives in Kansas City with her husband and three sons.

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Expecting Animal Babies

In these hilarious guides for animal parents, read all about how animals raise their young. The fun Q & A format, lighthearted tone, and bright illustrations inform and entertain. View available downloads →