Whether it's a line of ants, a friendly monkey, or a loud noise, Roly Poly runs the other way. Then he hears something that really scares him. So he does what all pangolins do when they're frightened--he rolls up into a tiny ball. But Roly Poly is surprised when he finally peeks out, because another ball is peeking back . . . it's a small pangolin just like him!
Pangolins can be found in Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia. They have furry tummies and no teeth, and they protect themselves by rolling into tight balls so that they are completely covered by their scales. Pangolins are mammals and have only one baby at a time . . . and the baby often gets around by riding on Mama’s tail! A note at the back of the book gives a brief explanation of these endangered animals and a Web site to find out more about pangolins. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam and the research going on there to save the pangolin.
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