PreS-Gr 2 Aunt Armadillo isn't your run-of-the-mill relative, but she's the favorite of this child narrator, and she would be the favorite of any child. She has a pet turtle and two armadillos who ride on her head (never mind that real ones are fairly large, have lethal claws and an objectionable smell). Aunt A. and child eat whenever they like, except for four o'clock tea when they discuss books. Then one day Aunt Armadillo gets a letter from a library asking her to become the children's librarian and, as you might guess, she makes that library a very special place. Warm, earthy watercolors complement the story, with the simply drawn characters changing expressions with the change of a line or tilt of an eye. Details are whimsical, fitting the eccentric ladya mouse reads a book, a toy soldier marches across the floor, armadillo memorabilia abound. The loving relationship between aunt and child is evident in text and illustrations. Add Aunt Armadillo to Brandenberg's Aunt Nina and Her Nephews and Nieces (Greenwillow, 1983) and Aunt Martha from Just Us Women (Harper, 1982) by Jeannette Caines for proof that relatives can be fun. Virginia Opocensky, Lincoln City Libraries, Nebr.