Check it out! A series of adorable children’s books featuring… can you believe it? A little girl who is not blond, or blue eyed, or super svelte and stylish, or bedecked head to toe in sparkly pink. She is just a sweet, brunette girl in her red shirt and purple skirt who adores her BLUE kangaroo.
I stumbled on these at the library, and at first didn’t even realize that they were a series! But they are. The author, Emma Chichester Clark, has written several books all about blue kangaroo and his adventures and worries. “I Love You Blue Kangaroo,” was the first we found, and then several months later I stumbled across “Where Are You Blue Kangaroo?”, which I *thought* (in my super space cadet mommybrain) was the same book. But it’s not! Then I looked up the author and found there are several more Blue Kangaroo books listed, so now I’m on a mission to find them all.
These are sweet stories that are fun to read, and mellow enough for bedtime!
It’s kind of annoying to notice that the majority of these books I find at the library about non-stereotypical girls are out of print. Luckily, amazon has used copies of most of them! But really, I wonder what it says to our kids when little girls with brown hair wearing red shirts are getting replaced by an army of glittering pink children with silky blonde hair. Oh wait, I know what it says. Crap.