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Just So Stories: The Beginning of the Armadilloes [Paperback]

Shoo Rayner
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7 Aug 2008 Just So Stories (Book 13)
On the banks of the turbid Amazon, Painted Jaguar is hungry. How can Stickly-Prickly Hedgehog and Slow-and-Solid Tortoise escape him?

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (7 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846164117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846164118
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 562,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Go back to the very beginning of time, when everything is just getting sorted out...

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Shoo Rayner is the author and illustrator of many well-loved books, including THE GINGER NINJA and RICKY ROCKET series.

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The Just So Stories are lovely classics, but they are rather inaccessible to younger children. The Victorians did like to warble on at length, and Kipling's illustrations are sparse and not his strongest feature. This excellent series by Shoo Rayner faithfully preserves the familiar phrases we all love but makes the telling more succinct and accessible to a five year old, and adds more and better pictures. They are terrific.
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful book 6 July 2012
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perfect condition-new,in my opinion! good shipping, fine pkg. ; i couldn't have asked for more,except, a bill that shows the price! i think that is you, amazon! i have other bills which do not reflect the price! why is that?
5.0 out of 5 stars Fond memories 3 Feb 2012
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My father read me this book as a child when we were living outside of Dallas. I remembered this book last week, after Armadillos were brought into a conversation with some friends and I realized that I was the only one out of a group of ten engineering students who found Armadillos cute, not creepy (must be a lone star thing... I also had a stuffed-animal armadillo as a child.)

This book is well-written and thoughtful; the illustrations beautiful. It is a book that will be etched in your child's mind, just as it has been in mine, even if I haven't picked it up in 15 years. The classics will stick around, and while this may be less-known, it was written by Rudyard and Charles Kipling, and my hope is that it will out-last the faddish hannah-montana and vampire stories floating around children's literature today.

Needless to say, next time I am at my parent's house, the book is getting dusted off and given some attention.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my most remembered and well loved children's books. 21 Feb 2009
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My mother read this to me as a child. I still have my original copy from the mid 80's. It is absolutely wonderful! I don't have children but if I ever do I will read it to them.
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