Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Lamb and a Llama -Children's Book Review & Giveaway

Picasso is a strong, proud llama who keeps the other farm animals safe from danger. All goes well until a young lamb named Nola is born. Wild little Nola loves to play. She keeps the other animals constantly stirred up-until she disappears! Will the animals be able to find Nola? Will Picasso save her before it's too late? Find out what happens in this delightful tale based on a true story of a llama from the Pinnacle Peak Llama Ranch.

 Where to Buy

You can get your copy of a Lamb and a Llama on Amazon for only $9.95.

Our Thoughts

A Lamb and a Llama is a beautifully written and original story. It tells the tale of a Llama named Picasso who guards over the other animals.  One day, a new baby lamb named Nola is born. As with any new addition, there is some adjusting to do.  There are times when the new baby aggravates him.  Yet at the same time, an affection grows between the two animals. When Nola disappears, Picasso leads the search party to bring her home safely. This is a scenario my three older children could really relate to since we have a baby in the house who is just starting to toddle around and steal all their toys. But of course they still love their baby brother, just like Picasso loves Nola.

My whole family enjoyed reading this story. Its a  unique idea that was actually inspired by true events. Picasso is a very real llama who formed a special bond with a little sheep who went missing.  Ashley Bustamante took these real life events and brought them to life for children everywhere in this well written and beautifully illustrated picture book. But believe it or not, there's still more that makes this book unique. In the borders of the pages are fun facts about sheep and llamas. Did you know that most sheep are black when they're born or that llamas pull back their ears when they're nervous? I sure didn't! Now when we go to the zoo, we pay special attention to the llamas and lambs to see what they're doing. I love a book that is a fun read for younger children, but that also teaches them a thing or two about the world we live in. This book is full of fun facts and has a great moral. Anyone can be friends because, really, we aren't that different underneath our "fur"!  I would recommend this book to anyone with young children. Its the type of story your whole family will enjoy reading over and over again.


One lucky winner is going to receive a signed copy of a Lamb and a Llama. You will be able to enter this giveaway at both the New Age Mama and Author Laura DeLuca blogs. You only need to enter ONCE. Please do not enter on both blogs. Entries will be merged and one winner will be chosen. Giveaway will end on 7/30/12 and is open  to the US only. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to Author Ashley Bustamante for offering this great prize.

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***Please note that I received no form of monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a sample of the product to try in order to write a fair and honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.  Please note that I  am not responsible for the delivery of this prize and can not be held accountable if, for any reason, is it not received. Furthermore, I am in no way liable for any injuries that may result from the use or misuse of this product. **


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