Reading on your own
Armadillos may look funny, move oh-so-slowly, and smell a little stinky but mostly they are extraordinary! For example, they can jump three feet in the air to scare away any predators (especially the human variety), they can hold their breath underwater for 10 minutes, and they’ve been known to eat 40,000 bugs in a single meal.
Amazing Armadillos follows a female armadillo as she forages for food, builds a home, and prepares for the birth of her baby pups. It is perfect for newly independent readers who love to learn fun, quirky, and cool facts about amazing animals, like the armadillo.
Jennifer McKerley is the author of the popular Step into Reading title Man O’ War: Best Race Horse Ever. You can visit her at her Web site at www.jenniferguessmckerley.com. She lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Paul Mirocha has illustrated more than twenty-five books, many of which are about animal and plant life, including Step into Reading’s Platypus! and Hungry Plants. You can visit Paul’s Web site at www.paulmirocha.com.