Saturday, February 6, 2010

Milo Armadillo

Milo Armadillo
By Jan Fearnley
Candlewick Press, 2009. Unpaged. Picture book.

Little Tallulah wants a fluffy pink bunny with all her heart. Grandma, being the typical doting relative, sets out to knit her one--but after a few mistakes, it turns out to be an armadillo instead. Although Milo Armadillo is a wonderful companion and does his best to make Tallulah happy, he realizes that he will never be the bunny of Tallulah's dreams and decides that maybe it would be better if he left. Will Tallulah find him before their friendship--and his yarn body--falls apart?

Fearnley has woven a sweet story about making the most of what you already have and the discovery that the things we take for granted are also often the most important. Engaging illustrations with paper cutouts and digitally added yarn make a wonderful accompaniment to the charming story.

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