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Kay the kangaroo

Length: 8 pages3 minutes


Kay is a happy little kangaroo that loves jumping around. But she feels she is different; her feet are small and she can't jump high like the other kangaroos. Feeling discouraged, she decides to go for a walk into the woods. There, she makes a new friend. Her new friend is different too. Will Kay overcome her doubts?

"Kay the kangaroo" is a story written for toddlers. It can also be read by older children studying English as a foreign language at beginner's level.
Through this story, children can learn that everyone can be different and gifted at the same time and that friends are important!

Author's notes:
The part "Everyone here knows the story of my grandfather. He was challenged to a race by a hare. The hare was very confident and took a nap midway through the race. My grandfather didn’t stop crawling and was first at the finish." refers to Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare"
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