Armor & Animals

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  • Boy reading Armor & Animals book in Arms & Armor gallery of Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Did you ever wonder where people got the idea of wearing armor?  Or, did you ever look at an armadillo and see it was wearing armor just like the knights of old?  Now you can see and compare all kinds of armor. This is a great way to learn how both people and animals use their armors. All the human armor comes from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Arms & Armor collection. The animals are wearing their own.  

Published in partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Princeton Architectural Press. 

Liz Yohlin Baill  is Collections Interpreter for Youth and Families at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Ages: 4-6
  • Author: Liz Yohlin Baill
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2021
  • 40 pages, 8.5" x 7"
  • Full color photography throughout
  • ISBN: 9781616899554
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9 Reviews

  • 5
    What a fun book!

    Posted by Josh on Mar 6th 2021

    A visually stunning, fun book for the entire family!

  • 5
    Great book for kids!

    Posted by Ricky Chung on Nov 17th 2020

    Both our kids (2 & 4) loved all the pictures of animals and armors! Our older one was especially fascinated to see how people observed and copied nature to create armor and that lead to discussions of other things humans have copied from nature as well. Definitely a great way to explore her surroundings!

  • 5

    Posted by Meg Montgomery on Nov 17th 2020

    Wonderful, thought provoking book for children (and adults!)

  • 5
    LOVED this book!

    Posted by Haley on Nov 15th 2020

    Absolutely loved this book! So well done and well written!

  • 5
    Wonderful book!

    Posted by Anna on Nov 12th 2020

    Such a wonderful book! It's so interactive and promotes questioning and dialogue with little ones. The artwork is great as well! Highly recommend!!

  • 5
    Armor and Animals

    Posted by Bernice Lerner on Nov 8th 2020

    Brilliant concept, beautiful book. Educational!

  • 5
    Great book!

    Posted by Bari on Nov 8th 2020

    My 4 year old loves this book! It has been so fun to read it with him, sparking great conversation and really making him think. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Wonderful book!

    Posted by Jess smith on Nov 8th 2020

    This book is so interesting and beautiful. My whole family enjoys it from my newborn to my 5 year old to even my husband and me. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Excellent depiction of armor and its history and as it relates to animals’ natural armor.

    Posted by Dale Stein on Nov 8th 2020

    Can’t wait to give to my grandson to read when he gets a bit older!!

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