It lurks in everyone somewhere.
Even in a little armadillo.
Arlo grows up reading his grandfather’s travel journals and, when he is older, is drawn to Paris to find the mysterious Iron Lady his grandfather talks about. He bravely boards a plane and heads off on an adventure of his own. On his journey he discovers some of the wonders of Paris, the food, the art, the culture.
Arlo is a character you can’t help but warm to. For one thing, he’s just so cute!! I smiled at his wonderment with each new Parisian treat he discovers. I grew excited as he got closer to his goal of meeting La Dame de Fer. With beautiful illustrations that both warm the heart and inspire the imagination, this story can’t help but draw you along on Arlo’s journey and long for an adventure of your own.
I like the attention to detail and the thoughtful nature of this book, especially the facts about The Eiffel Tower (things that I have to admit I didn’t know before I read it!).
Plus there’s a surprise inside the dust jacket…but I don’t want to spoil it!
I can see this story really appealing to children aged 6 upwards and would work really well as a teaching aid. It’s not just for children though….I’m 32 and I loved it!
I’d say this story is for anyone who longs for adventure and finds wonder in everything.
An Armadillo in Paris is written and illustrated by the amazing Julie Kraulis and is published by Tundra Books.