Month: July 2019

Picture Book Review: “Giraffe Problems”

Picture Book Review: “Giraffe Problems”

“Giraffe Problems” is a treasure of a story featuring Edward, a giraffe with a big problem. Edward doesn’t like his neck – it’s too long, too stretchy, too high and everyone stares at him. His neck makes him feel bad about himself, and that’s not good.

Picture Book Review: “What If…”

Picture Book Review: “What If…”

“What If” is a delightful story about a resourceful young girl who doesn’t let anything hamper her creativity. She has an inherent need to create – she knows she is meant to create, it’s who she is, and nothing will ever stand in her way or thwart her imagination. She uses her endless imagination to think outside the box and look for unique ways to express herself.

Picture Book Review: “Sweety”

Picture Book Review: “Sweety”

Sweety is the sweetest naked mole rat who knows who she is and what she likes. The only problem is, everyone, including her grandma thinks she’s a square peg. Even though Sweety isn’t quite sure what that means, she’s starting to understand it’s because she’s different.

Picture Book Review: “My Llama Drama”

Picture Book Review: “My Llama Drama”

“My Llama Drama”
Author: Lisa Kalma
Illustrator: Eduardo Paj
ISBN: 9780648489610
Publisher: Brindie Books
Age Range: 3 -7
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2

Amazon Synopsis:

Something strange is going on at the llama farm. The llamas seem to be talking! A talking herd of llamas, can that be? 

A humorous and charming picture book about a bunch of quirky llamas just trying to be heard. The perfect beginning reader story, designed to entertain and enchant children while supporting them to learn to read through clever use of rhyme and repetition.

If you and your child love the entertaining stories of Dr Seuss, Mo Willems and Aaron Blabey, you’re going to love this story!

My Review:

When I saw the title, I knew I had to read, “My Llama Drama,” because I love drama in any form or fashion!  This is such a warm and fun musical read that will be loved by little people and big people alike.

The narrator welcomes readers to the llama farm and lets them in on a little secret – the llamas talk to him! And not only do they talk to him, but they burp and laugh and sing and joke and ask him all sorts of silly questions! This lively group of llamas come in all shapes, sizes and colors and keep the narrator on his toes throughout the story. 

Kids will get a kick out of the llamas crazy antics and adults will have fun reading it aloud to them.  It’s also a perfect story for the beginning reader. Told in perfect rhyme, it’s a fun, magical twirl through llama land and the pictures are absolutely spot on – each llama has it’s own personality that shines brightly and jumps right off the pages!  There are also a few fun facts about llamas at the end of the story. Great story!

About the Author and Illustrator:

Lisa Kalma is an Australian author who lives with her husband, son and their ancient cat in Australia’s bush capital – Canberra.

Lisa is a former primary school teacher with a love of all things Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl. She loves writing humorous children’s books for all the family to enjoy. She is also the owner of publishing imprint, Brindie Books, which publishes notebooks, diaries, journals and more.

Learn more about Lisa Kalma here: www.lisakalma.com.

Learn more about illustrator, Eduardo Paj here: https://www.facebook.com/eduardo.paj

Review Copy

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Picture Book Review: “Summer Song: A Day in the Life of a Kid”

Picture Book Review: “Summer Song: A Day in the Life of a Kid”

“Summer Song” packs a ton of non-stop entertainment into a delightful interactive adventure. The joyful story takes readers through a day of summertime fun, encouraging kids to get outside and explore all the wonderful sights and sounds of summer.