Willow the Armadillo

Willow the Armadillo

By Marilou Reeder
Illustrator Dave Mottram


Price: $16.99

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  • Publication Date: April 28, 2020
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 9781419741050
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

A heartfelt story that celebrates picture books and reminds us real heroes come in all shapes and sizes

Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture book of her very own. She knows that achieving her dream will take a lot of work, so she studies hard at Picture Book Academy and signs up for many auditions. But she just can’t seem to land a leading role! After one last heartbreaking rejection, she heads to the library for some peace and quiet, and instead finds . . . chaos! And that’s when Willow discovers something even better than being a hero in a book.

About the author

Marilou Reeder was born in the Philippines and raised in Wisconsin. She is the author of The Daring Prince Dashing. She lives near Philadelphia with her family. Find her on Twitter at @MarilouReeder. Dave Mottram is a graphic designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Wordy Birdy and The New Kitten. He lives in Ohio with his family. Find him online at davemottram.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @dmott70.