LLAMA UNITED by SCOTT ALLEN
Illustrated by Sarah Horne
Reviewed by Miss Daunt
STAR RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
RECOMMENDED YEAR GROUP: 4/5
INTERESTS: football, animals, humour
THEMES: perseverance, diversity, friendship
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Football Academy series by Tom Palmer
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MY THOUGHTS: A hilarious, llamatastic tale, perfect for football fans
This is a brilliantly funny book. I picked it up with the aim of reading it to be able to recommend it to my football-loving pupils. I was soon drawn in to caring for the characters (human and llama alike!) and found myself laughing throughout. The humour ranges from witty one-liners to puns to the completely random. In fact, one line about camels actually made me snort!
It’s witty, it’s easy to read, and it’s a surprising book in many respects. I am not a football fan but it didn’t stop me enjoying the story. There would be another layer of enjoyment for readers who know the game, the players and the teams.
This is most definitely a read for pleasure. The characters are loveable; the chapters are short; the humour is woven throughout. I won’t hesitate to recommend this to my class. It is a perfect book to share between parent and child – it’s all too easy to lose those chances to sit and share a story together as children get older. This one should be a hit even with reluctant readers.