When Your Llama Needs a Haircut

It's Picture Day and a young boy's llama is in desperate need of a haircut. Speaking directly to the reader, the boy gives step-by-step instructions on how to wash and style your llama--once you can catch it, that is. The cornered llama handles the indignity of having its hair washed and then combed with a rake but begins to lose its cool when the boy starts to show it hairstyles.

The boy goes through a series of potential Llama Looks, with matching outfits: the bowl cut shows the llama in a suit and tie; permed, it strikes a pose in leg warmers; and while sporting a bright green Mohawk, it wears a spiked collar and a "mom" tattoo. 

"A simple trim from nose to tail" it'll have to be. "Make sure he holds still! SNIP! SNIP! Oh no! Stop that wiggling!" Before the boy or llama know it, both have only half a head of hair. The last spread shows the boy and his llama in front of the camera, smiling brightly, giving a thumbs/hoofs up, and showing off their matching buzz cuts. "When your llama needs a haircut, you might just end up with one too!"

This silly board book, much like its sibling books, When Your Lion Needs a Bath and When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, has amusing illustrations and direct, funny text that will undoubtedly bring children back for repeated readings. --Siân Gaetano, children's and YA editor, Shelf Awareness

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