Lloyd Llama
Lloyd Llama

Lloyd Llama



40 Pages, 9 x 9

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: June 2015

ISBN 9781936669325

Price: $17.99
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Winner of:2015 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Kid Books2016 Independent Publisher Book Award, National Category, Children's Picture Books (7 & Under)Finalist:2015 International Book Awards, Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year, Picture BookThis story of friendship explores how our differences can bring us together, and teaches children the power of spelling and word-use through alliteration Lloyd Llama loves many things: lollipops, spelling, cello, and the color yellow—anything with a double L, really! Will he ever learn to get along with his new classmate Al Alpaca, who has an affinity for all things beginning with the letter A, like apples, art, and air guitar? The two characters settle their differences with the help of their favorite letters in this alliterative adventure.


"Jones's clever portraits ooze personality, and will appeal to children and book-buying adults alike."  —Publishers Weekly starred-review on Orange Triangle Fox

"This hilarious book plays with words on every page and will charm children and adults alike as these adorable allies find common ground. The lesson on friendship is matched by the goofiness in this truly unique story."  —Foreword Reviews

"Readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals." —Kirkus Reviews

"Lloyd Llama is a spelling bee champ's dream! It's smart and funny and makes use of a great deal of useful new vocabulary words and lots of alliteration." —Regina LaCaruba, diapers-and-daydreams.com

"Jones uses alliteration and words with double Ls to spin a playful story about two animals who find common ground . . . The inherent similarities between [Lloyd & Al]—which Jones's humorous gouache-and-pencil illustrations make very clear—are a big part of the book's fun." —Publishers Weekly

"This story provides useful teaching opportunities about friendship and accepting the differences of others . . . A welcome addition to teachers' collections or for one-on-one reading." —Barbara Spiri, School Library Journal

"A welcome addition to teachers' collections or for one-on-one reading." —Barbara Spiri, bookverdict.com

"The cast of animal characters is charming and full of personality, and the soft watercolor technique is beautiful. Both kids and adults will have a wonderful time looking for the tiny and humorous details on every page." —Kathryn Powers, Ohioana Quarterly

Author Biography

Sarah Jones is an artist, an educator, and a storyteller. She is the author of Bunnies Near and Far and Orange, Triangle, Fox. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.