Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Milo Armadillo

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Chiquita and I just read this cute book, Milo Armadillo by Jan Fearnley, in Spanish, though it was originally written in English.  It's an adorable tale of a little girl who doesn't get what she wanted but ended up with just what
she needed - Milo Armadillo.

Chiquita loved this book so much that she started asking for an armadillo for her birthday.  I have some little skill in crochet and knitting so I thought I'd see if there was a pattern for the armadillo from the book.

Good news = There is!
Bad news = It's a little beyond what I can manage with a 5 month old in tow.

So, to Grandma and Auntie (who are knitting whizzes) - here's a little hint:  This pattern from the author on Ravelry and the book in English or Spanish would make an awesome birthday present.

*Update*  Apparently the Spanish version is out of print! Since it's $100+ I don't think this is likely as a birthday present for a pre-schooler.  Grandma has informed me her plan is to create a bilingual book by buying an English version and handwriting in the Spanish text!  I think it's a great idea and will make the book extra personal for Chiquita.

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I love that knitted armadillo! I hope Chiquita gets one. Thanks for sharing it with us at Booknificent Thursday!