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.
About the Author
Author-illustrator Julie Kraulis knew Arlo would love to visit New York City. It is the perfect place for an adventurous armadillo (and adventurous author-illustrators, too)! Julie lives and works in Toronto, but her heart belongs to the world. She developed her wanderlust growing up in a few different places, and her travels always bring new inspiration. Julie is a stop and smell the roses kind of gal who loves to create. This is her third picture book; she is also the author and illustrator of Whimsy's Heavy Things and An Armadillo in Paris. The author lives in Toronto, ON.
“Kraulis' double narration forms a neat package, combining Augustin's enthusiasm with Arlo's reactions. A large-scale Arlo is always center stage in the illustrations, and the humans seem to be OK with this stranger in their midst. A fun trip to the Big Apple.” - Kirkus Reviews
“The illustrations, rendered in oil and graphite, accurately capture the city’s unique attractions with a sense of whimsy and delight .... Readers will vicariously experience all the city has to offer while eagerly anticipating Arlo’s next trip. A lovely addition for most collections.” - School Library Journal
“Endearing and informative, this whimsical travelogue offers readers an inventive way to go touring.” - Booklist
“This story hints at just some of the adventures that await those who wish to travel to a big city such as New York.” - Resource Links