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

Welcome to Kevin’s happy home!

‘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.

‘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 

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 and 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!

Natalia Rykiel

The Ultimate Guide to Crocodiles: Fascinating facts and their secrets revealed

There are different Australian animal characters in our children’s book about Kevin the kangaroo. We’ve already explored the topics of wombats and kangaroos on our blog, so now it’s time to talk about crocodiles. Let’s unveil the secrets behind their unique physiology, from remarkable respiratory capabilities to an immune system that holds promise for scientific discovery. 1. What’s the difference between alligators and crocodiles? Though similar looking, alligators and crocodiles

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hopping kangaroo
Natalia Rykiel

Secrets of kangaroo’s pouch and 27 even more amazing kangaroo facts

Do kangaroos fart..? 😊 Do they flex their biceps? Kangaroos are the most iconic Australian animals. They have even become Australian national symbol! Do you know why? Find the answers here 😊 I present you with funny, sometimes weird and lesser-known facts about kangaroos! There are three kangaroo characters in our children’s book “Kevin the kangaroo that couldn’t hop” – Joey, Splat and Wally, and they love to play with

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kookaburra on a tree
Interesting facts for kids
Natalia Rykiel

Why does kookaburra laugh and 17 even more fascinating facts

Colin, the character in our book “Kevin the kangaroo that couldn’t hop” is a bird of kingfisher family called laughing kookaburra. Kookaburras live in Australia where they perch in large trees. Do you want to find out more about these special Australian birds and why they are so special? Welcome to 18 facts about laughing kookaburras! 1. What does a kookaburra look like? Kookaburra is the largest of kingfisher family

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Wombat Felt Christmas Tree Decoration

Dive into the festive season with our Wombat Felt Christmas Tree Decoration!

Let’s spread the Christmas spirit with Kevin! Download our exclusive pattern and make your Christmas extra special.

Merry Christmas from Kevin’s Team!

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”