Must-have children's book about diversity, acceptance and importance of expressing emotions.

Welcome to Kevin’s happy home!

The place where you can:

‘Kevin The Kangaroo That Couldn’t Hop’ does not currently have a publishing contract and and there are 4 more stories for a book series. Any interested parties please see the info for publishers.

Hello and welcome! We’re so happy you’re here! We’ve created this website to help Kevin find a way into the hearts of children all over the world.

Hope you and your child will enjoy exploring Kevin’s happy place and have plenty of fun! We’ve got stories, interesting facts for kids, printable activities and a bookshop where you can order our book with a personal dedication from Jonathan.

The books, to read and to colour, are now also available to buy on Amazon.

Hope to see you here often!

“Kevin..” is a great book for 4-year-olds. It has a beautiful message about acceptance, belonging, diversity and a positive self-image. The story is fairly short, which keeps the toddler’s attention, and can be read ‘in one go’ without the child being bored….”


Now it’s available

for children in the UK!


Kevin is a character from the children’s book ‘Kevin The Kangaroo That Couldn’t Hop’ written by Jonathan Elabor and illustrated by Jim Tsinganos.

‘Kevin The Kangaroo That Couldn’t Hop’ was published in Australia and has been a bestselling children’s books in Dymocks, Sydney (Australia’s version of WH Smiths & Waterstones).

It’s a story about diversity, acceptance and friendship. With a message for children that it’s ok to be different and ask for help when feeling down.

We recommend it for younger children, but older enjoy reading it too!

What a disabled girl and a kangaroo had in common..?

Check out our blog!
You will find here stories written by Jonathan - the author of "Kevin.." , interesting facts about Australian animals: cute wombats, kangaroos and kookaburras, and more!

Printable activities for kids


You can download here printable crosswords, puzzles and other non-digital activities for kids.


You can download here printable book activities for kids so the reading will be even more fun!


Learning can be fun! You can download here printable learning activities for kids – handwriting practice, counting and many more soon.

Alistair McGowan reading Children's book about kangaroo

“Go over to the water and have a squizz at yourself”, said Colin gently. So Kevin slowly plodded over to the water’s edge, all the while watching out for the Crocodile. He leaned out over the water and looked at his reflection…

Alistair MacGowan is reading “Kevin the kangaroo that couldn’t hop”