Willow the Armadillo By Marilou Reeder & Dave Mottram

Back of Book:
Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture book of her very own. She knows that achieving her dream will take a lot of work, so she studies hard at Picture Book Academy and signs up for many auditions. But she just can’t seem to land a leading role! After one last heartbreaking rejection, she heads to the library for some peace and quiet, and instead finds . . . chaos! And that’s when Willow discovers something even better than being a hero in a book.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Abrahms Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This is a charming picture book that has a strong theme about the power of perseverance and the importance of reading.
Children will fall in love with Willow and her tenacious spirit. Willow loves picture books and her dream to be the hero in a picture book of her own. She takes all the classes and studies hard at Picture Book Academy. Sadly, when it comes time for auditions, nothing she tries out for fits her personality. Feeling discouraged, Willow heads to the library, the one place where she always feels at peace. However, Willow will find that the library needs a hero and she is perfect for the job.
Willow the Armadolio is such a perfect book for social and emotional learning. it shows readers that everyone has a unique gift to offer the world. The illustrations by Dave Mottram are bright and capture the message of the story beautifully. I loved the many expressions on Willows’s face as she works towards her dream. This book makes a perfect read-aloud and a perfect go-to for Read Across America week.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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