Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book front & back: "Love a Llama"

  • Title: Love a Llama
  • Author and photographer: Colleen Stanley Bare
  • Dust jacket design: Charlotte Staub
  • Publisher: Cobblehill Books (New York)
  • Date of publication: 1994
  • Price: $13.99
  • Pages: 32
  • Format: Hardcover
  • First three sentences: Love a llama, pat a llama, hug a llama. But not just any llama. Some llamas are more lovable, pattable, and huggable than other llamas. [I can vouch for that statement's accuracy.]
  • Last two sentences: Love a llama, pat a llama, hug a llama. For a llama can become your friend.
  • Random sentences from middle: Here is Dinky a month later, alert and playful. Llamas grow quickly.
  • Notes: As a big fan of alpacas and llamas, I picked up this discarded library book at one of last summer's book sales, possibly the Book Nook Bonanza. (They all kind of blur together.) ... This book was once part of the Jackson-George Regional Library in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and it was checked out numerous times. ... The author's other books include Guinea Pigs Don't Read Books; Never Kiss an Alligator!; Sammy, Dog Detective; Critter, The Class Cat; Busy, Busy Squirrels; Never Grab a Deer by the Ear; and Elephants on the Beach. ... A review from the School Library Journal states: "Bare introduces young readers to llamas through many fine-quality, full-color photographs; a large print text; and lots of white space. However, while the information will be useful for reports, the book's poor organization may cause confusion." ... Want more llamas? Check out the 2013 post titled "Hay llamas! 1950s illustrated map of Catskill Game Farm."

From page 30...

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