A kangaroo hops, a kangaroo jumps
that’s how she gets over all the bumps.
She carries her baby around in a pouch
but baby never has to cry out “Ouch”
Mom is careful and makes a good home
so baby roo is never alone.
She jumps high in the air to go anywhere
her legs so strong she can jump all day long.
You probably won’t see a kangaroo at your house
she would be a lot bigger than a little mouse!
Australia is home for a kangaroo
or maybe you could see one in the zoo.
Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 1999 ©