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When an armadillo named Sasparillo wants to know where on earth he is, he leaves his home in San Antonio and travels north through the canyons and prairies of Texas. In Amarillo he meets an eagle and, with her help, finds the answer to his question—as well as lots of adventures....

Title : The Armadillo from Amarillo
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ISBN : 9780152019556
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Armadillo from Amarillo Reviews

  • Billy Noecker
    2019-02-20 19:38

    Sarsparillo is an armadillo that wants to know where he is in the world. He tours through Texas. When he gets to Amarillo he gets help from the Eagle to answer his questions of where he is. The adventure continues until he finally realizes that he wants to go back home. Great story for kids, with the beautiful pictures to go along with. Excellent book to be utilized with a science or social studies unit.

  • Latoyawinbush
    2019-01-30 20:36

    its a good book and it help you learn about armadillo

  • Sharon
    2019-02-11 16:38

    So cute and original. Loved this book!!

  • Leslie Miller
    2019-02-09 13:39

    Gets off topic a bit.....

  • Tanya
    2019-01-27 21:40

    A little Armadillo from Texas decides to take a trip to find out where in the world he actually is. He starts out on foot, mailing postcards back to his cousin in the zoo in Texas. He travels across plains to cities, further out, meets an eagle who lets him fly higher to see further, onto a rocket ship to go higher, etc. The words are rhyming, keeping interest of the kids, very lyrical to read aloud. Each 2-page spread has great illustrations. This book is obviously most interesting if you are from Texas or Amarillo, but for any elementary child it can serve as a jump point to talk about geography and location, a common thing to teach around 1st grade or so. The book goes from ground to city to state to country to continent to planet, etc. That is exactly how we used this book, a fun fictional account to lead us into our study of geography with a 2nd grader and a pre-K child.

  • Bree
    2019-02-12 20:23

    It wasn't my favorite children's book ever, but it was pretty cute. My favorite part of the whole thing was the post cards they sent back and forth to each other! It was freaking adorable!! I loved what Brillo finally wrote back at the end! It was the perfect way to end the book. I did enjoy the rhyming that took over the pages it kept the book moving fast paced. For me the reason it didn't get four or five stars it just didn't have anything special about it that set it apart from any other children's book. I wasn't really a fan of the illustrations as well. It just wasn't my type of art. It made the book look very old.

  • Jillian Reed
    2019-02-11 20:25

    This cute adventurous story follows a armadillo in Amarillo who wants to see where he is. His friend the eagle takes him up into space so he can see all the different types of components that he lives within like Amarillo is in the united states which is the northern hemisphere of the planet which is one out of nine.

  • Theresa
    2019-01-28 15:25

    The Armadillo from AmarilloCherry, LynneWhere am i wonders the armadillo as he wanders through the cities and hills, the valleys, and plains, and fly through the sky, only to learn that he is in Amarillo Texas, united states in north america, on earth. he writes home to tell them of his adventures.

  • Denise
    2019-01-25 16:25

    Great book for the younger ones learning about where they are in the universe. Literally takes them through a town/city,state, country, continent, planet, solar system, galaxy, universe. Also teaches a bit about space, armadillos, and Texas. Nice book.

  • Alexandra Chauran
    2019-02-13 20:15

    Cute story about an armadillo that flies high above the earth to gain a reference point of his small town on the planet. This one was perfect timing for my preschooler, who is learning her place in North America. It would be especially relevant to Texans, obviously.

  • Matthew
    2019-02-19 17:32

    This is a book I must have picked up a hundred times before and have never gave a solid read. I really like this book. Unexpectedly, it was a great book on geography. It has an environmental twist, of course, but the whole point of the book was Armadillo figuring out where he fit in the world.

  • Samantha
    2019-01-25 14:24

    He's an armadillo from Amarillo (reminds me of a puppet show I saw at Six Flags Over Texas many years ago). With Sasparillo, we travel around Texas to Austin, San Antonio and Amarillo. We also see the US and ultimately the Earth. The illustrations are gorgeous! =)

  • Sandy Brehl
    2019-02-10 20:41

    Inspired, as all Lynne Cherry titles are. The story is a delight, and the images Armadillo gains of his place in the world, from an ever-distancing perspective, are informative, breathtaking, and moving.

  • Dalton Dettbarn
    2019-02-10 16:42

    This is a really good book for children.

  • Karen
    2019-02-10 14:25

    This book is adorable and also very educational. It's told in rhyme, which makes it fun to read out loud. An excellent tool for teaching children about Texas geography.

  • Deb
    2019-02-16 13:41

    Reading aloud to 35 elementary school kids was a little to monotonous with rhyme.

  • Tangerine Hart
    2019-02-05 21:39

    if you are looking for a story to impart some geography skills, this book could help. It is a staple in my classroom.

  • Sara
    2019-02-10 14:39

    Who cares about Texas?

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-08 16:24

    Saying armadillo from Amarillo tickles the tongue as he travels around the state of Texas. A fun book for all ages. The environment issues are low key and the factual info in the back is good.

  • Alfajirikali
    2019-01-29 21:37

    Great illustrations, rhyme and overall story (largely in the form of postcards).

  • Nancy (Colorado)
    2019-02-19 13:26

    Used for a writing lesson but have also used for map skills.

  • Leslie Zinsmeister
    2019-02-09 15:39

    Grade: 5thTopic: Location, climates

  • Jim
    2019-01-25 20:37

    really pretty art. only book writtn by an armadillo that i know of. helps to care about texas.

  • Jobiska (Cindy)
    2019-02-11 13:22

    Great illustrations.