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Meet Michael Sampson: Author Visit April 20, 2022 @Cable Elem

Author Michael Sampson

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The Newest Book by Bill Martin Jr & Michael Sampson authors of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom 

Armadillo Antics Join the Armadillo on His Nightly Romp! Children will love the rhythm and rhyme that  are hallmarks of the beloved author duo of  

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 as they follow the adventurous armadillo through nighttime fun as dawn approaches. 

“Armadillo Antics is a fun introduction for  beginning readers to an animal that is  often derided as being a bit out of step with the modern world. The simple poetic text uses rhyme to describe many interesting facts about the armadillo, and Nathalie Beauvois’s expressive collage illustrations add humor and beauty to a  fitting tribute to a species that is deserving of much more respect than it often receives. Picture books that encourage young readers’ affection toward the natural world and its creatures are invaluable,  and Armadillo Antics is a nice addition to this genre. The eight armadillo facts at the end of  the book are comically illustrated, and encourage  exploration into more detailed study.” Janell Cannon,  Award-Winning, New York Times Bestselling Author of Stellaluna 


Michael Sampson taught kindergarten through fourth grade  before meeting fellow literacy expert Bill Martin Jr at a  conference in Tucson, Arizona in 1978. They established a  lifelong friendship and collaborated on many bestselling and  award-winning books for children, including Chicka Chicka 1, 2,  3, Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Sampson often  speaks at schools, book festivals, and literacy conferences,  where he is known for his high-energy, entertaining  performances. Dr. Sampson is a Fulbright Scholar and a  professor of literacy at St. John's University in New York City.

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