Armadillo's Orange by Jim Arnosky

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Armadillo keeps to himself, ignoring the neighbors he passes each day on his way to hunt for grubs. He never bothers with the lively green snake, the shy rattler, the old tortoise, the scrub jay, or the honeybees who live near him in the orange grove. All that matters to Armadillo is the big, round orange that marks the entrance to his burrow. Then, one windy day, his orange rolls away. Alone and confused, Armadillo must figure out a new way to find his home-and discovers that when it seems all is lost, his neighbors will always be there to help him.

In a deceptively simple treatment, Jim Arnosky explores the value of friends in a constantly changing world, and reminds us that home is where your neighbors are.

About Jim Arnosky

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Jim Arnosky, a renowned naturalist, is the author and illustrator of many books for children about animals and nature, including the popular Crinkleroot books. He lives in South Ryegate, Vermont.
Published January 1, 2003 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A young armadillo learns to value his neighbors in this slight tale.

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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.

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