Willow the Armadillo
Willow the Armadillo

Willow the Armadillo

Written by Marilou Reeder & illustrated by Dave Mottram
4 - 8
Reading age
Page count
Apr 28, 2020
Publication date

Buy from other retailers


What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is Willow the Armadillo


self-esteem and self-reliancesocial themesself-esteemanimalsbooks and libraries



    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creatives Behind the Book

    What Has Dave Mottram Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Dave Mottram know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    What Has Marilou Reeder Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Marilou Reeder know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    More Books From These Creatives

      picture • 32 Pages
      Race Car Dreams
      Sharon Chriscoe, Dave Mottram
      picture • 32 Pages
      The New Kitten
      Dave Mottram, Joyce Carol Oates
      picture • 32 Pages
      Emergency Kittens!
      Jody Jensen Shaffer, Dave Mottram
      board • 14 Pages
      Drive the Fire Truck
      Dave Mottram
      board • 14 Pages
      Drive the Race Car
      Dave Mottram
      View more

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      picture • 32 Pages
      Will You Read to Me?
      Denys Cazet
      picture • 32 Pages
      You Should, You Should!
      Ginny Tilby
      picture • 32 Pages
      Edward the Emu
      picture • 32 Pages
      I Like Me!
      Nancy Carlson
      picture • 32 Pages
      Hey, Dog
      Tony Johnston, Jonathan Nelson
      picture • 32 Pages
      First Day of Unicorn School
      Jess Hernandez, Mariano Epelbaum
      picture • 32 Pages
      I'm a Unicorn
      Helen Yoon
      picture • 32 Pages
      We Believe in You
      Beth Ferry, Molly Idle
      picture • 32 Pages
      Delivery Bear
      Laura Gehl, Paco Sordo
      picture • 30 Pages
      Ayobami and the Names of the Animals
      Pilar Lopez Avila, Mar Azabal

    Book Details

    Publication Date
    April 28, 2020
    Abrams Books for Young Readers
    Illustration Details
    The art in this book was created with pencil and digital texture brushes in Photoshop.
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 80%

    This page is starting to look fantastic!

    Depth Score - 18%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.

    Top Contributors


    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo