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
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.
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
Printable Armadillo worksheets: http://www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension_54_2844.html
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