Meet the armadillo! Learn about how this unique mammal uses its boney shell for protection. Elementary-aged readers will discover armadillos of all shapes and sizes, ranging from tiny pups to the adult giant armadillo. Full color images and clear explanations highlight the habitat, diet, and lifestyle of these fascinating creatures. A South American folktale explains how the armadillo's shell became a musical instrument. Part of Creative Education's Amazing Animals series, this title will delight animal lovers and serve both report writers and browsers. Includes table of contents, an index, on-page definitions, and further resources for interested readers.