Sunday, April 17, 2016

An Armadillo in New York, by Julie Kraulis

Arlo the armadillo is world traveler. His grandfather Augustin paved the way, leaving some journals for Arlo as he sets out on adventures of his own.  In Julie Kraulis's An Armadillo in New York, Arlo follows his grandfather's advice, seeing the most famous sites in the city that never sleeps. His visit culminates with a date with New York City's most famous lady, Lady Liberty.
Arlo visits Central Park, the Top of the Rock, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many other famous sites.  Kraulis's illustrations perfectly capture New York, in an idealized, softened way, the way we picture it in our imaginations (and the way the New York City Office of Tourism wants us to picture it!)  Just as Grandfather Augustin shows Arlo the way, Arlo shows us the way.  I'm ready for a visit to the Big Apple!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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