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Title: Roly Poly Pangolin
Author and Illustrator: Anna Dewdney
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (March 9, 2010)
Source: We Give Books
Ages: 3 and up
Told in rhyme, the reader meets Roly Poly, a very small pangolin that is not very adventurous and each sound and specie scares him very much.
One day when he is frightened, Roly Poly stumbles and curls up into a tight ball so he can hide from the world. What was that sound? When Roly Poly has the courage to open his eyes, just a little bit, he sees something looking back at him.
Do you have a shy young one? This book might just be the right icebreaker to let your child know that if you try just a little, there is a whole wide world out there and maybe, just maybe, you will find a new friend.
PANGOLINS are an endangered species that have furry tummies and no teeth. They protect themselves by rolling into tight balls so that they are completely covered by their scales.