Armadillo Antics by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Nathalie Beauvois

Published by Brown Books Kids

Summary:  As the sun goes down in the desert, the armadillo emerges.  “Armadillo, armadillo, armadillo, run.  Romp and play till the night is done.”  As the night goes on the armadillo, leaps, digs, eats, and finally returns to its burrow where it settles down to sleep as a new day begins.  Includes a page of armadillo facts.  32 pages; ages 2-6.

Pros:  Michael Sampson collaborated with the late Bill Martin, Jr. on many picture books including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  The beautiful illustrations of this one are reminiscent of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, who illustrated some of Martin’s best-loved books.

Cons:  In general, I find that books published posthumously aren’t quite the caliber of the ones published when the author was alive.

May 15, 2022 at 04:52PM Janet Dawson