Armadillo An Armadillo's happy When he's sleeping in the sun, An Armadillo's happy When he has a little run, And he's very happy When he finds some ants to eat, For armadillo's happy He's never sad at all, An Armadillo's happy When he rolls up in a ball, An Armadillo's happy When he bumps into a wall, And he rocks with laughter When the rain begins to fall, For Armadillo's happy He's never sad at all, An Armadillo's happy When he's playing with a twig, An Armadillo's happy When he's running from a pig, And he's so delighted When he finds out where he is, For an armadillo's happy He's never sad at all. Tony
Today's featured book:
Title: An Armadillo in Paris
Author/Illustrator: Julie Kraulis
Peeking inside is always fun. Shall we?
Ahhhhhh!!1 Beautiful Paris! The home of the best croissants in the world, the Arc de Triomphe, Café Gustave, the famous street Champs-Éysées, The Louvre, artists, poets and the beautiful Seine River.
Arlo, a little Armadillo from Brazil, is encouraged by his grandfather's journals to go there and explore the splendour and ambiance of one of the most visited cities in the entire world. "Arlo feels it, the twitch in his left claw. The twitch that only stops when the adventure begins..." And begin it does...
His grandfather's writings urge him on through the wondrous sights, sounds and smells that only Paris can deliver. He wants Arlo to ultimately encounter the number one lady of Paris....the infamous Iron Lady or as she is so affectionately referred to in Paris, the Dame de Fer.
After absorbing the flavour of the bustling culture of Paris, Arlo decides to visit a local street market and purchase all the ingredients necessary to pack a perfect picnic to share with this mysterious Iron Lady if she will have it (and him). Will he discover where she is? Who she is? Will she welcome him to her city and finally unveil her true self? You might just be surprised what she is all about.
This fun, informative book will open your eyes to the history, the French culture, and the everyday life of those living in the grand city of Paris, France. It will provide access to learning more about the city and especially about the celebrated Iron Lady. The author cleverly inserts a back page. I am very fond of back pages because they give opportunity to dig deeper into the subject matter in the book. Listed there are very interesting and informative facts about the renowned Lady that I am sure both young and old will enjoy.
The illustrations are created in soft, muted colour, are whimsical in design, and very appealing to the eye.
Book Review Rating: 8 (Fantastic!)
Read on and read always! Have an amazing day everyone.