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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760896751
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Let's Go, Little Roo!

Favourite Australian picture book creator Renée Treml is back with this gentle, comforting story of a shy kangaroo joey.

‘Come along, Little Roo!’ called Mummy. ‘It’s time to go.’

Deep down, Little Roo wants to play, but everything here is new and different . . . and a little bit scary. With Mummy by her side, will Little Roo be brave enough to venture out?

Art That Captures Your Heart

Favourite Australian picture book creator Renee Treml is back with a gentle story that's tailor-made for your bedtime ritual. Her warm, detailed scratchboard illustrations breathe life into a tender narrative that explores themes of courage, maternal love, and self-discovery.

A Tool for Dialogue

Let’s Go, Little Roo isn’t just a delightful read; it's also a resource. Many parents can relate to having a child who's a bit reserved or anxious about new experiences. Use this book as a stepping stone to discuss overcoming shyness and anxiety, paving the way for empowering conversations with your youngsters.

What Will Your Little Roo Learn?

* Courage Building: Learning to face fears head-on, just like Little Roo.
* Social Skills: Understanding the importance of making new friends.
* Emotional Intelligence: Recognising emotions and the role of a supportive figure.

A Bookshelf Essential

Let's Go, Little Roo offers both a compelling story and important life lessons. It's a must-have for nurturing your child's emotional and social growth.

Make it a part of your collection today.

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760896751
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Renee Treml

Renée Treml was inspired by Australia’s wildlife and native birds after moving from the USA to Australia in 2007. She loves to create artworks that highlight the subtle details of nature with delicacy and humour. Renée’s books have won or been listed for awards including the CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrator, Speech Pathology Book of the Year and the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Renée’s illustrations are featured on a variety of products, including stationery, ceramics and fine art prints.

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Praise for Let's Go, Little Roo!

This gentle, warm story conveys the fears of small children who prefer the comfort of the known to the fear of the unknown . . . A lovely book to share with little people who may feel the same way.

Lynne Babbage, Reading Time

The illustrations in Let's Go, Little Roo by author/illustrator, Renee Treml are gorgeous. There's a different single colour wash for each double page spread, in which the black and white images of the kangaroos roam, seen from both afar and up close. Let's Go, Little Roo is a sweet and simple story about overcoming your fears and making friends, which can be enjoyed by readers young and old.


Written alongside beautiful illustrations, Let’s go, Little Roo by Renee Treml is the perfect picture book . . . Renee Treml’s illustrations are always stunning and not only do they depict Australian animals and plant life, they also ooze warmth and emotion through the characters expressions. Let’s Go, Little Roo by Renee Treml is an excellent resource for parents as well as teachers to use to help build children’s confidence and techniques to use when they have to do something new.


An appealing story about building confidence, with simple, effective illustrations.

Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo newsletter

A sweet story about a shy joey finding her courage. Let's Go, Little Roo is a beautiful, heart-warming story about overcoming your fears and making friends, which can be enjoyed by readers young and old.

The Little Big Book Club

An appealing picture book for young children as they venture beyond the home to join in peer group activities for the first time, this story shows two shy joeys leaving their mothers’ pouches and making friends . . . Highly recommended for the early childhood years, this book is reassuring for little ones attending their first party, day care session, pre-school or school experience.

Lyn Linning, Magpies

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