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Jack and Jill Jumped up the Hill! All About Red Kangaroos



Jack and Jill Jumped up the Hill! All About Red Kangaroos

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     challenging words:    jills, fetch, kangaroo, nursery, pouch, adult, male, leap, pail, than, also, himself, until, another, great, even


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     Spanish: Jack y Jill saltaron en la colina. Todo acerca los Canguros Rojos


Jack and Jill Jumped up the Hill! All About Red Kangaroos
By Erin Horner
  

1     Did you know that when a baby red kangaroo is born it is as small as a lima bean? Even though he is tiny, this joey has a big job to do. He must make his way up to his mother's pouch all by himself. After climbing up to his cozy new home, the baby kangaroo will stay in his mother's pouch. He will be carried by his mother until he is at least six months old. After he leaves the pouch, the joey will have another big job to do. He needs to start jumping! Adult male kangaroos are known as jacks. Grown female kangaroos are called jills. They are both great jumpers! They can leap up to twenty-five feet in one .....
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