Thursday, 19 September 2013

Llama Drama: In It To Win It! by Rose Impey and Ali Pye (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10E)

 August 2013, HarperCollins Children's, 208 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Themes: sheep-like sheep, dynamic sheep, escaping llama, guard llama, show-off lama, being shorn, dangers for sheep at night,  county fair tricksters, stupid villains, clever sheet, bump in the night,

Content: lots of laughs, minor peril

Summary from HarperCollins
The seventh animal in the hilarious AWESOME ANIMALS series – awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife.

Lewie the llama and his flock of lambs are off to the County Fair!

Farmer Palmer hopes that Lewie and the lambs will win Best in Show with their amazing acrobatic display! But then Lewie and his flock go missing…

Have they run away? Have they been kidnapped? And can they be found in time to bring home a medal?

Nayuleska's thoughts 
This is the first book I've read in this series and it is awesome! I will definitely keep an eye out for the other books. It is written in a very light hearted tale, is full of love and compassion, and plenty of team spirit. It shows how a little encouragement goes a long way, and that you don't mess with a llama! My favourite wasn't Lewis, it was Liberty. Her skill of escaping made me like her from the start because I easily imagined her escaping from everywhere. I love the realisation she has at the end about her life, it shows that maturing and stopping some behaviour doesn't mean the end of enjoying life, a great message for readers.

Suggested read
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