cover image When Your Llama Needs a Haircut

When Your Llama Needs a Haircut

Susanna Leonard Hill, illus. by Daniel Wiseman. Little Simon, $7.99 (26p) ISBN 978-1-5344-0563-9

In this frisky companion to When Your Lion Needs a Bath and When Your Elephant Has the Sniffles, it’s school picture day and a llama’s unkempt mane needs help. The animal’s young owner chases down his pet, hoses it, and untangles its hair with a rake. In a sequence bound to earn giggles, the boy considers potential llama hairstyles, which Wiseman depicts in wry cartoons (“How about a Mohawk? That does look good! But who has an hour a day for styling?”). The llama’s expressions, which range from blank stares to total bewilderment, are worth their weight in llama wool. Ages 2–4. Author’s agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Teresa Kietlinski, Bookmark Literary. (Jan.)