Jim Arnosky / Author, Jim Arnosky / Illustrator Putnam Publish
As with his Raccoon on His Own, Armadillo's Orange by Jim Arnosky features another stranded creature whose journey home occasions an examination of the natural world. Young Armadillo doesn't bother to get to know his neighbors, the green snake and the rattlesnake, the old tortoise and the honeybees. But when the orange that had marked the entrance to his burrow rolls away, Armadillo must rely on his fellow creatures to find his way back. Golden-hued illustrations evoke the sunny southern setting of this gentle tale.
Reviewed on: 06/01/2003