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Overview

2022 Gold Medal Recipient of the Moonbeam Award for Best Picture Book in the 4–8-Year-Old Category

A 2023 CBC Librarian Favorites Winner

2023 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, Finalist 

2023 Eric Hoffer Book Award, Honorable Mention 

2023 Reading the West Book Award, Shortlist 

Armadillo Antics pays tribute to the night creatures that roamed the woods outside [Martin's and Sampson’s] houses in Commerce, Texas. It’s this nocturnal aspect that the talented Argentine collagist Beauvois captures so beautifully.”The New York Times

Join the Armadillo on His Nightly Romp! 

Children will love the rhythm and rhyme that are hallmarks of the beloved author duo of Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 as they follow the adventurous armadillo through nighttime fun as dawn approaches.

Bill Martin Jr was the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and teachers, including the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Michael Sampson taught kindergarten through fourth grade before meeting fellow literacy expert Bill Martin Jr at a conference in Tucson, Arizona in 1978. They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on many bestselling and award-winning books for children, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612545479
Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,029,434
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bill Martin Jr was the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and teachers, including the classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, which was illustrated by his friend Eric Carle, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Bill was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame by the International Literacy Association. The Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award, which is the Kansas State award for best children's picture book, was established in his name in 1996. Bill wrote Armadillo Antics with Michael Sampson when he moved to Texas, in honor of the fun, inquisitive creatures that roamed the woods outside his house.

Michael Sampson taught kindergarten through fourth grade before meeting fellow literacy expert Bill Martin Jr at a conference in Tucson, Arizona in 1978. They established a lifelong friendship and collaborated on many bestselling and award-winning books for children, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Sampson often speaks at schools, book festivals, and literacy conferences, where he is known for his high-energy, entertaining performances. Dr. Sampson is a Fulbright Scholar and a professor of literacy at St. John’s University in New York City.

Nathalie Beauvois has a graphic design background in advertising and has also studied industrial design. Nathalie started her career in the art departments of ad agencies and eventually transitioned into freelance illustrating. Since then, she has illustrated dozens of books and hundreds of magazines in countries all over the world. Her creations always start the traditional way with paper and pencil. Depending on the visual task at hand, she mixes in techniques such as watercolor, collage, vector drawing, and Photoshop coloring and texturizing. When not playing with the antics of armadillos, she is happily living and working in Argentina with her family.
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