Lana Llama

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July 12, 2022
For readers:
3 to 5
Juvenile Fiction:
Animals/ Farm animals

Lana Llama

by Lori Doody

Sure, she was wooly.

Lana the llama lives in the farmyard with all of her sheep friends. She loves being part of their flock, but she knows that she doesn't fit in—her legs and neck are much too long, and her 'baa' is very baaad. Lana does her best to look like the other sheep, unti one day a bully arrives, and Lana has to stand up for herself and her friends.

What folks are saying

A fuzzy tale of self-acceptance.   ~ Kirkus Reviews

valuable life lessons in playful, quirky and distinctively illustrated packages" ~ Lisa Doucet, in Atlantic Books Today

The themes of self-acceptance and standing up (quite literally) for friends will help this quiet book resonate with many. ~Patricia Lothrop, School Library Journal

Every Lori Doody picture book that comes out is a treat for the heart and the eyes. ~Helen Kubiw, CanLit for Little Canadians (read the full review)

Teachers/caregivers can use this book to discuss accepting oneself and valuing one’s attributes, even when they are different from the rest. The mention of bullying comes up in the story and teachers/caregivers can use Lana Llama as a tool to start discussions on that topic. Highly Recommended ~ Elizabeth Brown, CM: Canadian Review of Materials (read the full review)

This delightfully illustrated story is sure to appeal to early primary children.Classroom Connections: Educators could use Lana Llama as an effective springboard to discussions about bullying and self-acceptance. ~ Brenda Boreham, Canadian Teachers Magazine (read the full review

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