If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant book review


I am all about creative writing, imaginative thinking, and goofy stories.  Both my kiddo’s bookshelves are filled with outlandish and funny stories, tales of imagination, and lots and lots of interesting information.  When I heard about If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant, written by Ellen Fischer and illustrated by Laura Wood, I knew it was a book that would be right up our alley.

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If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant is a silly book about what different animals would order if they went to a restaurant.  From a sea turtle to a rattlesnake, this book explores the different tastes that animals have throughout the animal kingdom.

The goofy combinations in If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant, along with the beautiful and detailed pictures, engaged my kiddos throughout the book.  My seven year old liked laughing, and sometimes gagging, at the different things animals eat.  Worms and bugs at a restaurant?  Gross!  The baby also enjoyed looking at the colorful pictures of the different animals and food.

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I also appreciate the variety of ways Ellen Fischer has come up with to describe a restaurant, including a “lagoon buffet” and a “forest food court”.  The unique descriptions of the food and animals paints a vivid picture and helps expand my little one’s vocabularies.

The book finishes with an open ended question of what would your child order at a restaurant.  From there you and your child can explore their favorite foods, what food they would like to try, and things they may not care for.  I like to continue being silly with my kiddos and see what kind of wacky, imaginary creations we can think up.

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If you’re looking for a fun, engaging, silly, and educational book, or if you’re a teacher looking to expand their in-class library, be sure to check out If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant.  Your kiddos will be laughing and learning in no time.

BUY: If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant retails for $14.95 and can be purchased from Mighty Media Press, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

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About Author

Mia resides in Florida and is a happily married, stay-at-home mom to her 7-year-old stepdaughter and her baby girl. When she’s not busy changing diapers and running to gymnastics practice, she enjoys photography, gardening, and crafts. She is also very involved in her local babywearing and breastfeeding communities and enjoys helping other new moms navigate being a new parent. Besides writing, she is currently undergoing her latest endeavor of starting her own business specializing in baby items. Mia enjoys the opportunities to try out and review all different types of items with her family.

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