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If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant

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by Ellen Fischer (Author), Laura Wood (Illustrator)

What DO animals eat?? Surprised

A silly, super sweet non-fiction, “If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant” will answer this question. The picture book non-fiction gives you a peek into what different animals would order if they were to go to a restaurant.

Will they order a pizza or a sandwich? No!!

If an Armadillo went to a restaurant Giraffe

If an Armadillo went to a restaurant Ostrich

How about spaghetti with meatballs? No! No!! Smile

If an Armadillo went to a restaurant Armadillo

An Armadillo would probably prefer a plate of ants and worms (with a few beetles thrown in of course!) Wouldn’t that be delectable?? (GROSS!!)

Suited for 3+ year olds, this adorable book follows a pattern, introducing a new animal on alternate pages and asking the reader what food would best suit the palate of that animal. Find animals such as sea turtles, snake, butterflies, kangaroos and many more. We loved discovering the different types of food and playing a “guessing” game for each animal. And the “reveal” would leave the kiddo with lots of “eeeeww” and “yuuuuck” and similar sounding words!  The book ends with a question around what would the reader order if he/she went to a restaurant with a small kids menu… yum!

Gentle pacing, simple language and silly answers will keep the young readers engaged. Laura Wood’s cute kid-friendly art is colorful and eye catching. Her quirky animal renderings, pictures of various animal food on plates and adorable expressions on their faces are instantly lovable.

A great picture book non-fiction for libraries, classrooms and home reading.

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books


22 comments

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  1. This sounds great and I can imagine that it’s not just the children that are learning. I’d like to know what a sea turtle eats

    #kidlitbloghop

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    • reshamad

      I learnt something new too! Thanks for stopping by Catherine

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  2. I also reviewed this book and thought really good. Love your review. I’m visiting from Kit Lit

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    • reshamad

      Thanks Vera. We loved this little non-fiction book for young kids!

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  3. Love these illustrations. What I love about children is that they treat animals as equal beings; for example, my son takes very seriously animals, what they sounds like, what they do, and, in this case, what they eat. He would love this book – thanks for sharing through the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    • reshamad

      Thats adorable! and I know what you mean.. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This book looks hilarious! We love silly tales. Visiting from Kit Lit

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  5. This sounds absolutely adorable! Perfect share for the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    • reshamad

      Thank you! Glad to feature some fun non-fiction for kids!

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  6. Keitha

    This looks like a fun book. I make my son’s lunches for school based on books. I am sure we could have some fun making a lunch based on these animals favorites.

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    • reshamad

      oooh! I would love to link back if you do make a lunch idea around the book Please do let me know or share it on KidLit BlogHop too! or send me a twitter message. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

    Love the idea for this book! What a fun way to learn about what animals eat. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    • reshamad

      It sure is Renee! The illustrations add to the charm of the book Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This sounds like a book my daughter would love! Thanks for your review.

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  9. This looks super fun, you always find the best books. We will pin it and see if we can get it in our library. Thanks for another great recommendation on the Kid Lit Blog Hop

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  10. ccarpinello

    Hi Reshamad. What a fun book. Our 6-year-old would really like this. Thanks for sharing and hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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  11. Xyra

    Sounds like a book I would love! I may have to get it, read it, and pass it along to my cousin who has two children. I bet they would love it too.

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  12. As soon as i saw the tiny cover on the LidLitBlogHop link I knew I was in for a treat and I love the artwork you show here… What a delightful-sounding book!

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  13. What a fun story with fantastic illustrations. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This one looks cute…and every Texan love a picture book about an armadillo!! lol

    Rosemond
    http://www.bighairandbooks.blogspot.com

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  15. This book looks just great. Makes me smile just thinking about what all might be in there.
    PS…I love the layout of this website! It is just so neat and tidy and easy to navigate!

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