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The Three Armadillies Tuff
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
I liked this one from cover to cover. It retells the tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, this time using three Armadillo sisters trying to talk a coyote out of eating them by turning them into Armadillo Chilly, new shoes and handbags. The story is fast moving and the play on word, using local dialect is quite nice. I personally am rather fond of coyotes, so at first was sort of put off by the way the coyote lady was portrayed here, but as it all turned out well, I forgave the author by the end of the book. The kids in class seem to enjoy this one as I get requests for multiple readings. I personally like the illustrations, but do somewhat agree with another reviewer here in that they tend to be rather dark and could quite well be a bit upsetting to a very young reader. This is another reason for parents and teachers to closely review books their little ones read before they are read or shown to the child. They, the parents and teachers, are the best judge as to what their particular child or children can handle. Be-that-as-it-may, I liked the art work, found it very detailed and interesting and quite different. As a side, I was gratified to see that the young armadillo sisters were aware of what happens to their kind when crossing the highway. I do wish those little crittter around here could learn the same lesson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Humor at its best...instead of Three Billy Goats Gruff, there's Three Armadillies Tuff, but a twist in the tale saves the sister dillies from being eaten by the coyote when the dillies convince the coyote that instead of having them for dinner, she needs to join them for a night on the town! Once again author, Jackie Hopkins, of The Horned-Toad Prince book fame, has a winner of a tale.
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Meet the three armadillo sisters: Lilly, the smallest who loved to dance, Jilly the middle one and a fashion queen and Dilly the largest who LOVES to eat.

One evening Lilly wants to cross the road to the new dance hall and so as not to put themselves in danger on the road, they decide to go through the culvert. Who is there waiting for them? The one and only Tallula, a coyote!

How will the three armadillies persuade Tallula not to eat them? How does this story end? Clue: it has a very nice, thoughtful and compassionate ending.

Happy reading! Our family really enjoyed this book.
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Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book to use as a supplement to "The Three Billy Goats Gruff". I teach preschool and they could not get enough of this story. They loved it and loved doing activities that went along with the story. An overall great book to have.
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on September 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
Though my children are beyond the age of children's books, this was one of my favorites. It was creative and fun. I highly recommend this for any child over 5. It not only is fun for the children, but will make adults chuckle also.
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on October 29, 2014
Format: Paperback
We loved this book when my kids were 3-5-7. Then I read it to them again at 7-9-10 and they still love it. It is cute and I mix up the voices which makes it more entertaining for the kids.
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on April 24, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This parody of 3 Billy Goats Gruff is so much fun! I have had as much fun telling my teacher colleagues about it as I have reading it to kids!

Armadilly Chili - too cute!
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on January 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The text of the book is delightful, the illustrations frightful. I found the illustrations dark and unpleasant. Not suitable for my 3 year old.
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on March 27, 2015
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Great book, my first graders loved it!
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