Friday, February 10, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday - Milo Armadillo



This review is part of Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.


Title: Milo Armadillo

Author and illustrator: Jan Fearnley -  http://www.janfearnley.com/

Publication date: December 22, 2009

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Suitable for ages: 2 and up

Themes: Love, Acceptance

Opening Sentences:

When it was nearly Tallulah's birthday, her parents asked her was she would like for a present.
"I want a pink fluffy rabbit," said Tallulah.
You'd think it would be easy to find a pink fluffy rabbit.
But it wasn't.



A sneak peak inside Milo Armdillo


Why I like this book:

  
    This is definitely a snuggle book. Jan created lovable characters for kids to relate to.  She built up a close (tight knit- pun intended) relationship between Tallulah and Milo. So close that you'll feel for Milo when he is rejected and through all his attempts at pleasing Tallulah.  I like that there's a subtle message of, "You don't know what you have until it is gone."  I love the illustrations which are done using mix media. Jan incorporates yarn, fabrics, sequins and water color to make each picture charming and interesting.

Synopsis:

From Jan Fearnley’s Author website:


"Granny has Knitted Tallulah a birthday present: Milo. He’s sporty, musical and cool – Great for sharing adventures with. All Tallulah’s friends love him. But Tallulah doesn’t. She wanted a pink fluffy bunny rabbit. Can she learn to love her pink fluffy armadillo just the way he is?"

 
 
 

For Milo's fun knitting pattern go here: http://www.walker.co.uk/UserFiles/file/Milo%20Armadillo/Milos_knitting_pattern_250NEW.pdf











 


Thanks for your visit!

49 comments:

  1. I'll have Milo if Tallulah won't. What a sweet story and the multi media illustrations look tantalizing!

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    1. Me too!! Thanks Joanna for dropping by.

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  2. A fun knitting pattern? (Can you tell I don't knit). Thanks for sharing the illustrations. I felt made for Milo based on the single you shared. Plus, I love Milo stories.

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    1. I hear you Stacy, I don't knit either. Looks fun though, right? lol Milo Armadillo is a bit sad, but it all ends well;0)

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  3. Sounds like a fun book. And that little knit Milo is just as adorable as the illustrations.

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    1. It's he cutie?! Thanks for stopping in :)

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  4. Oh! How cute is that cover! (And that baby armadillo :)) This sounds like a great story and I love that you can do your own Milo knitting - how fun is that?! This looks delightful! Thanks for sharing :) (And hopefully your link is up now!)

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    1. I know Susanna!! I wish I could knit though :/
      Glad for your visit. Thanks for adding my link btw

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  5. Now you know as a Texas girl, I love me a great armadillo story! How CUTE is this book. I will definitely be on the look out for it, sounds ADORABLE!

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  6. I'm from Texas too, so reading this book is must! It's on my list.

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    1. Hi Penny, thanks for visiting, glad I could add to your list.

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  7. What a precious cover! What a neat little knit Milo. How cool is that? Great choice. Adding it to my ever growing list. :-)

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    1. good to hear - thanks for stopping by Robyn :)

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  8. I used to knit everything and always thought one day I'd knit animals but never have. Although I realize it's never too late, I"ve moved on to other things and other hobbies. This book does sound like it's all about self acceptance and friendship. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. What a great hobby, knowing how to knit. I'd definitely take a class if I had more time. Thanks for stopping by Clar.

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  9. Oh! A story about an Armadillo? I am totally in. Thanks for sharing Jen. Oh, and I love the eye-candy at right.

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    1. You're welcome Kirsten! Thanks for your visit. That guy to the right is on my new favorite tv show. :)

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  10. I totally need to knit that armadillo! What a great story. I think I need to pick that up at the library. Armadillos are so unique. Love it.

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    1. Me too! I wish I could knit one up for my daughter, but I'm sure it would turn out to be a big mess. lol. Glad you stopped by Tracy :)

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  11. A great selection. I like aradillos, even if they are noisy! This is such a cute and endearing story, with a subtle message. And, I enjoyed the video -- adds a lot. Great PPB!

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    1. Hi Pat, thanks for your visit. I didn't know they were noisy?! Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you enjoyed the review.

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    1. Wow, I'm am blushing. Thank you so much for your compliments, it means a lot to me Lorraine.
      If you come back, I'd love to follow your blog if you like to leave your link here. Thank you for your visit :)

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  13. I love armadillos! I worked for two summers at zoo in the education department. I loved taking the armadillo out in the yard to play!

    I just uploaded a picture of me and the armadillo, just to share:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/47405173@N08/6853313231/

    Great review and thanks for reminding me of the fun times I had working with the animals at the zoo!

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    1. Oh, how fun! Thanks for sharing that. I'm off to check out your link. :)

      And thanks for visiting!!

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    2. Wow - adorable, is that a baby armadillo?

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  14. I love stories about unusual animals. Well, unusual to this California girl, at least. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, I definitely have a thing for them too. Thanks for dropping by Amy

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  15. Sounds like a cute, warm story. Thanks for sharing this book.
    -Darshana

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    1. You're welcome Darshana, thanks for your visit :)

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  16. So funny, my friend just had a baby Milo recently and was telling me the other day that she had been sent this book! Looks like a lovely find.

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    1. How lovely, I think Milo is an adorable name. Congrats to your friend Anna!

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  17. Really cute selection! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. you're welcome Margaret thanks for your visit

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  18. I love the knit Milo - how sweet! Armadillo are such crazy looking creatures, we saw a bunch when we traveled through Texas.

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    1. You're right, they are! Jan did a great job making Milo a cutie.

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  19. AW, cute armadillo who wouldn't love one?!? Armadillo's are really interesting animals! This sounds like a cute bed-time story :)

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  20. For cool! I find the best stuff through the Perfect Picture Book Fridays. And armadillo's are so fun! Great choice :)

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    1. I agree, I love visiting everyones blogs on Fridays

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  21. I love the book's title, how cute! And including the armadillo video was great!

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    1. Thanks Madeleine. Thanks for your visit

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  23. This looks absolutely adorable! I love those illustrations. And the armadillo video :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  24. Great book choice! I've never heard of it.
    And what a sweet video. I could love that baby armadillo :))


    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Glad you enjoyed it

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