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Lauri Cruver Cherian is a writer and an educator, teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education to children and adults for 30 years. She is a native of Washington State but has been transplanted to South Texas for the last three decades. When she isn't writing, Lauri enjoys teaching adult ESL in her community, volunteering at the planetarium, participating in community theater, singing, playing the piano, and traveling. Lauri and her husband have three adventuresome grown children. She is the author of two books of poetry: Poems of the Point is a tribute to growing up on the beach in the Pacific Northwest and Brave as Thistles, a collection of poems about becoming brave through life's speed bumps and adventures. Four Anxious Armadillos is Lauri's first children's chapter book and reflects her love for travel, languages, and educating children.
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Four Anxious Armadillos
by Lauri Cruver Cherian
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Overview


Nilda, the nine-banded armadillo, is on a quest to cure herself of anxiety. Follow her and the armadillo friends who share her adventure through the rainforest, Pampas, and the great Iguazu Falls of Argentina. The four armadillos face their anxieties and fears head-on, meeting a jaguar, an anaconda, a gaucho, and a wise sloth. Their weaknesses become strengths as they learn the power of friendship in this delightful chapter book. You will learn some Spanish, practical anxiety coping skills, and fun facts about four unique species of armadillos.
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Did you know that there are twenty-one different kinds of armadillos in the Americas? Imagine that you are an armadillo, a little armored one, you would have hard-armored bands on the outside, but lots of fear and anxiety on the inside. Meet Nilda, the nine-banded armadillo who works her way through Argentina on a quest to cure herself of anxiety. Along her journey, she befriends three species of armadillo, the pink fairy armadillo, the three-banded armadillo, and the screaming hairy armadillo. Sounds crazy, right? But it's true. The new friends share similar anxieties as they trek across the Pampas, the rainforest and the great Iguazu Falls. They encounter a jaguar, an anaconda, a gaucho, and a wise sloth and finally face their anxieties and fears together. Witness the power of friendship in this delightful chapter book that will whisk you away on an adventure across Argentina. As you travel with Four Anxious Armadillos, you'll get some advice from a wise sloth, learn some anxiety coping skills, pick up some Spanish words, a little geography of South America, and learn fun facts about four very unique anxious armadillos.
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Overview


Nilda, the nine-banded armadillo, is on a quest to cure herself of anxiety. Follow her and the armadillo friends who share her adventure through the rainforest, Pampas, and the great Iguazu Falls of Argentina. The four armadillos face their anxieties and fears head-on, meeting a jaguar, an anaconda, a gaucho, and a wise sloth. Their weaknesses become strengths as they learn the power of friendship in this delightful chapter book. You will learn some Spanish, practical anxiety coping skills, and fun facts about four unique species of armadillos.

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Description


Did you know that there are twenty-one different kinds of armadillos in the Americas? Imagine that you are an armadillo, a little armored one, you would have hard-armored bands on the outside, but lots of fear and anxiety on the inside. Meet Nilda, the nine-banded armadillo who works her way through Argentina on a quest to cure herself of anxiety. Along her journey, she befriends three species of armadillo, the pink fairy armadillo, the three-banded armadillo, and the screaming hairy armadillo. Sounds crazy, right? But it's true. The new friends share similar anxieties as they trek across the Pampas, the rainforest and the great Iguazu Falls. They encounter a jaguar, an anaconda, a gaucho, and a wise sloth and finally face their anxieties and fears together. Witness the power of friendship in this delightful chapter book that will whisk you away on an adventure across Argentina. As you travel with Four Anxious Armadillos, you'll get some advice from a wise sloth, learn some anxiety coping skills, pick up some Spanish words, a little geography of South America, and learn fun facts about four very unique anxious armadillos.

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Book details

Genre:CHILDREN'S FICTION

Subgenre:Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

Age Range (years):6 - 12

Language:English

Pages:110

Paperback ISBN:9798350955064


Overview


Nilda, the nine-banded armadillo, is on a quest to cure herself of anxiety. Follow her and the armadillo friends who share her adventure through the rainforest, Pampas, and the great Iguazu Falls of Argentina. The four armadillos face their anxieties and fears head-on, meeting a jaguar, an anaconda, a gaucho, and a wise sloth. Their weaknesses become strengths as they learn the power of friendship in this delightful chapter book. You will learn some Spanish, practical anxiety coping skills, and fun facts about four unique species of armadillos.

Read more

Description


Did you know that there are twenty-one different kinds of armadillos in the Americas? Imagine that you are an armadillo, a little armored one, you would have hard-armored bands on the outside, but lots of fear and anxiety on the inside. Meet Nilda, the nine-banded armadillo who works her way through Argentina on a quest to cure herself of anxiety. Along her journey, she befriends three species of armadillo, the pink fairy armadillo, the three-banded armadillo, and the screaming hairy armadillo. Sounds crazy, right? But it's true. The new friends share similar anxieties as they trek across the Pampas, the rainforest and the great Iguazu Falls. They encounter a jaguar, an anaconda, a gaucho, and a wise sloth and finally face their anxieties and fears together. Witness the power of friendship in this delightful chapter book that will whisk you away on an adventure across Argentina. As you travel with Four Anxious Armadillos, you'll get some advice from a wise sloth, learn some anxiety coping skills, pick up some Spanish words, a little geography of South America, and learn fun facts about four very unique anxious armadillos.

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About the author


Lauri Cruver Cherian is a writer and an educator, teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education to children and adults for 30 years. She is a native of Washington State but has been transplanted to South Texas for the last three decades. When she isn't writing, Lauri enjoys teaching adult ESL in her community, volunteering at the planetarium, participating in community theater, singing, playing the piano, and traveling. Lauri and her husband have three adventuresome grown children. She is the author of two books of poetry: Poems of the Point is a tribute to growing up on the beach in the Pacific Northwest and Brave as Thistles, a collection of poems about becoming brave through life's speed bumps and adventures. Four Anxious Armadillos is Lauri's first children's chapter book and reflects her love for travel, languages, and educating children.

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Patricia
I Love the book! This is a book for any reader's level. I am an adult, and I was captivated by these four armadillos. Characters help each other to manages their anxiety Read more
Robin
Heartwarming tale with life lessons I love how this book integrates mental health strategies, geography, armadillo facts, Spanish, and adventure into a single book that children and adults alike can enjoy. It's such a heartwarming tale that has you relating with and rooting for the characters throughout their journey, and leaves you sorry the story is over when you reach the last page. Read more