Armadillo Antics

Looking for a fun and engaging book for your child? Look no further than Armadillo Antics! This delightful rhyming story follows the adventures of an Armadillo as he roams around at night.

Your child will love the rhythm and rhyme of the story, and the beautiful collages by Beauvois make the illustrations truly unique. This is a perfect book for bedtime or anytime!


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 3—Boldly colored and patterned collage captures the escapades of an armadillo as it awakens as the sun goes down and has an adventurous night. Rhyming verse (“Armadillo, armadillo, armadillo run. Romp and play till the night is done”) capture the physical abilities and challenges for armadillos in their environment as well as the fun to be had with a snout as strong as steel and the ability to leap ten times one’s height. Back matter includes a single page of armadillo facts that accompany this engagingly illustrated tribute to the fascinating critter. VERDICT Especially useful for libraries in parts of the country where there are armadillos, this is an energetically illustrated introduction to a fascinating creature.—John Scott


Armadillo Antics pays tribute to the night creatures that roamed the woods outside [Martin’s and Sampson’s] houses in Commerce, Texas. It’s this nocturnal aspect that the talented Argentine collagist Beauvois captures so beautifully. While highly influenced by the painted, cut-paper style of Eric Carle, Beauvois’s brush strokes are more rough-hewn, her textures more raised, her backgrounds darker. And sometimes — yes, it’s true — she intentionally strays outside the lines.”–The New York Times

“For a romping night in the life of a roly-poly armadillo, pick up Armadillo Antics!” Parade Magazine

“This short rhyming story about a night in the life of an armadillo is cozy and soothing. Beauvois’s collage-style art, especially the armadillo curled up inside its next, gives Eric Carle vibes. A collection of eight facts on the final page will fascinate kids and grown-ups alike.” –Parents Magazine

“Beauvois, whose elaborately textured, highly dimensional surfaces recognize the paper collage legacy of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert, creates a series of striking contrasts to the repeating text’s simple rhymes. As the mammals appear, ready to ‘romp and play till the night is done, ‘ they’re shown in deep jewel tones with patterning reminiscent of a Missoni sweater… tagging along with this self-possessed, graphically stylish critter and chanting its name as it leaps, digs, and dines makes for a memorable outing.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Cheerful encouragement for a curious nocturnal creature… this colorful book will make for a vibrant nature-focused storytime.” Kirkus Reviews

“Mixed-media illustrations, which offer both texture and movement, are reminiscent of those created by Lois Ehlert and Eric Carle. Watercolors, collage, and digital work combine to produce bright, captivating graphic illustrations… Delightful, informative, and visually arresting.” –Booklist

“Bright, collage-like illustrations add whimsy to this rhyming picture book about a night in the life of an armadillo.” –Foreword Reviews

“A wonderfully musical nighttime romp with stunning illustrations.” — Matt de la Peña, Newbery Medal-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author
Armadillo Antics takes us through a night in the life of the armadillo, with wonderful lyrical rhyming text and gorgeous textured colorful collage art. This mysterious creature comes to life as an absolute symphony of words, and images dance across the pages. Magnificent!” — Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Caldecott-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author and Illustrator

Armadillo Antics is a wonderful rhythmic dance of color, collage and energy. Rich with vibrant color and texture, this book radiates joy as the armadillo blazes through its adventurous night only to land safely at his underground home where it can rest and dream.” — Bryan Collier, Caldecott Medalist and Coretta Scott King Award-Winning Illustrator

Armadillo Antics is a fun introduction for beginning readers to an animal that is often derided as being a bit out of step with the modern world. The simple poetic text uses rhyme to describe many interesting facts about the armadillo, and Nathalie Beauvois’s expressive collage illustrations add humor and beauty to a fitting tribute to a species that is deserving of much more respect than it often receives. Picture books that encourage young readers’ affection toward the natural world and its creatures are invaluable, and Armadillo Antics is a nice addition to this genre. The eight armadillo facts at the end of the book are comically illustrated, and encourage exploration into more detailed study.” — Janell Cannon, Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author of Stellaluna

“What a delight to read the enchanting rhythms and rhymes of Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson! The words dance and sing on the page surrounded by beautiful illustrations!” –Eric Litwin, #1 New York Times Bestselling, Award-Winning Author of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

“I just love the simple rhymes of Bill Martin Jr and Michael Sampson. To convey a maximum of emotion with a minimum of words–that’s the art of writing!”–Marcus Pfister, Award-Winning and Internationally Bestselling Author of The Rainbow Fish
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