Anthony Armadillo Arrives in Alabama

For Its Bicentennial

Children - Educational
36 Pages
Reviewed on 10/02/2019
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Author Biography

Patricia currently lives in Georgetown, TX, with her husband and two grown sons. Her inspiration is her niece with whom she shares a love for words. Patricia has a desire to make learning fun. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in nursing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joshua Soule for Readers' Favorite

“Anthony wants to learn about Alabama’s state symbols as he travels throughout the “Dixie State,” as Alabama is known.” Anthony Armadillo Arrives in Alabama: For Its Bicentennial is a fun story about Anthony, a curious little armadillo who wants to learn all about the state of Alabama. The state symbols, including several animals, buildings and special events, are all discussed as Anthony goes about his journey. He meets some friends along the way, but most importantly, he learns a lot about the Dixie State. Anthony’s journey is just in time for the bicentennial, which includes a parade, and acts as a culminating event for all of the friends he has met and learned about in the previous pages.

Anthony Armadillo Arrives in Alabama is such a fun story for young readers. Author Patricia Mark Willoughby has created a unique story that children are sure to love. Anthony Armadillo is a curious little character that entertains while he educates children and Willoughby’s book will be valuable in schools across the country. Although this is Willoughby’s first children’s picture book, I hope to see Anthony Armadillo find his way across all 50 states! Illustrator Lauren Whitacre Schwartz did an excellent job of creating vivid and colorful designs that help bring this story to life. I found myself smiling and learning as I read, so pick up a copy of Anthony Armadillo Arrives in Alabama for your child or your classroom. You won’t be disappointed.