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Pancho Bandito Picture Book Series | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | October 27, 2016

Are you looking for a kid’s book chock full of humorous action & adventure?
Try the PANCHO BANDITO book series!

Age Range: 4-8

Paperback: 38 and 42 pages

pancho-bandito-and-the-amarillo-armadilloPancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo

Written by Mike Sundy

Illustrated by Jonathan Sundy

Pancho Bandito and the Amarillo Armadillo is an epic Western tall tale about friendship that’s a hoot to read aloud. Pancho Bandito is a giant kid cowboy who longs for his own horse. He travels to Texas to sell cattle but runs into the monstrous Amarillo Armadillo. Can Pancho save Fort Worth from the beast and make a friend along the way? This Western kid’s book is chock full of humorous action & adventure with a wily animal. The playful language and gorgeous landscapes make it a rollickin’ read for grown-ups and young’uns alike.


Ages 4-8 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-1517362621

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pancho-bandito-and-the-avocado-desperadoesPancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes

Written by Mike Sundy

Illustrated by Jonathan Sundy

Action. Adventure. Guacamole. Pancho Bandito and the Avocado Desperadoes is an epic tall tale with crop-robbing bandits, mythical mysteries, and big secrets about Pancho’s past. Ride along with heroic Pancho as he seeks an ancient weapon to defend a helpless town against the menacing El Pico and his gang of greedy desperadoes.


Ages 4-8 | Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2016 | ISBN-13: 978-1537537023

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About the Author

Mike is the founder of Legbug and writes children’s books and screenplays in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and previously worked at Pixar Animation Studios. He enjoys being silly with his wife and three daughters in Clayton, CA.

legbug.commikesundy.blogspot.com | Twitter

About the Illustrator

Jonathan is a freelance illustrator and character designer living in Portland, OR. He attended Notre Dame and was the Design Director at Metaphase Design Group in St. Louis before moving to Oregon to focus on drawing silly things.

jonathansundy.com | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • These two books look like wonderful reads. Thank you for always featuring such fun and educational books and the opportunity to win.
    Carol L

    October 30, 2016
  • just saying the names of these two books makes me smile. The plot looks easy to grasp and I’ll never think of an armadillo as plain, nor an avocado. It is quite an adventure Pancho Bandito leads us on.

    November 22, 2016

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