Friday, January 1, 2016

Book Review: An Armadillo in New York by Julie Kraulis

Title: An Armadillo in New York
Author: Julie Kraulis
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 9781770498914
Release Date: April 12th 2016
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook (will be hardback)
Source: NetGalley

A winsome armadillo from Brazil takes a trip to New York in this delightful new picture book from Julie Kraulis. Arlo is an armadillo who is always up for adventure. His grandfather, Augustin, loved adventure too. When Arlo was born, Augustin wrote travel journals about his favorite places for Arlo to use when he was old enough to go exploring on his own. When Arlo reads about New York and the mysterious Lady Liberty, he decides it's time for his next adventure. He travels to New York and, guided by Augustin's journal, discovers the joys of the city: gazing at the vast skyline, visiting the Guggenheim, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and, of course, meeting Lady Liberty . . . but who is she? Each spread has a clue about her identity, and kids will see hints of her scattered throughout the pages. This book is like a gorgeous stroll through New York with an adorable friend--a stroll you'll want to take again and again.

Arlo is a wonderful creature – who wants to follow in his grandfather Augustin’s footsteps. Based on grandfather’s journals he must find Lady Liberty. On his way there he experiences other sights and wonders of New York” Empire State Building, Broadway, he then finally gets the ferry to see Lady Liberty.

Very cute story that takes you around New York – it’s a nice tour of a wonderful city.

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX (Socrates Book Reviews)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)

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