An Armadillo in New York is about Arlo, an armadillo who has a grandfather who also liked adventure. Arlo is reading notes from Augustin about his trip to New York City and it tells him all the places that he should check out. It was fun to see what places Arlo visited that I had too – like Top of the Rock and Grand Central as well as what stops he went to that I haven’t been to yet, like the Guggenheim. Arlo continues his way through NYC hoping to find Lady Liberty. Arlo finally makes his way to see Lady Liberty and is quite impressed.
I liked this book because it tells a story of NYC from a different point of view. I also loved all the illustrations of the city.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the book
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.