Help! I’ve Lost My Llama Children’s Book Review and Competition *

Help! I've Lost My Llama front cover image
We always love getting asked to review books! We have lots of books in the kids collection however, we always read the same favourites, so its refreshing when we get a new one to enjoy. This book came to us via someone you may already recognise, yes it is our very own reviewer Colette Warbrook. As you might already know Colette, is a freelance journalist and copywriter, who has worked at regional and local newspapers throughout the UK. She also writes fiction, in particular children’s stories. Help! I’ve Lost My Llama is Colette’s first book, and it features illustrations by Mark Wilcox (known as Wilf).   Writing a book like this is something a lot of us dream of but just never get around to doing, and plus, how often can you come up with a story that works. Well if you read our review you will see what we thought of this little book. And if you like the sound of it please enter our competition, follow the details below to know more.

Here’s a review questionnaire from an unfiltered view of a 7 year old…

What did you like about the book?
Enzo: I liked it because the Llama could drive a tractor and went to the beach

What was the best bit? 
The best bit was when he went to the beach because that was funny

What didn’t you like about the book? 
The pictures of the Llama weren’t good because it always had its eyes closed and didn’t look like the picture on the front of the book, and the boy always had his eyes open.

How did the book make you feel? 
The story made me happy

Would you read the book again? 
Yes I would read the book again.

 

What I thought about the book – The adult review!

Before even reading the book, I actually loved the illustrations by Mark Wilcox, although I think I would have liked a brighter colour pallet – but this is just personal preference (Love Todd Parr books for this reason).But I don’t feel it overly effects the final outcome of how beautifully drawn the story is. Hearing what Enzo had to say was interesting as I hadn’t really noticed the Llama, and how he wasn’t the same as on the front cover. The looseness of the illustrations and watercolour finish really works well. I think so often people write children’s books with not enough focus on the illustrations, which in my option is as important as the writing, however, I really feel they got the balance right, even if Enzo doesn’t quite agree!

The story is really good – it is funny and completely daft which appeals to all kids and big kids!! It would be great to hear more about Lottie’s future adventures, on her owner Tim’s red toy tractor. She seems like she likes to get up to mischief. So I can see how this book could end up being a series of books. Collette Warbrook, has a lovely writing style and the book is easy to read which was great for my 7 year, but is also fun for adults to read to younger children too. It was a great addition to our bed time reading and I think we will end up reading it tonight again and probably tomorrow knowing my three!!  I would say this is perfect to read to children from 0-8 years, and for 6-8 year olds to read on their own. My 9 year old found it a bit simple, but did still enjoy it.

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How to win yourself a copy of this book?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions:
* Prize is not exchangeable for cash and not transferable
* Open UK Wide
* All entries must be received by Sun, 11 November 2018 .
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How much is the book and where can I purchase a copy?

The paperback book retails on Amazon for £6.90 while a kindle copy costs £2.35 and you can purchase a copy here.

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About The Author
Colette Warbrook is a freelance journalist and copywriter, who has worked at regional and local newspapers throughout the UK. She also writes fiction, in particular children’s stories. Help! I’ve Lost My Llama is Colette’s first book, and it features illustrations by Mark Wilcox (known as Wilf).
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About the book

Title: Help! I’ve Lost My Llama Book
ISBN Number : 9781539670001
Approx 32 pages

Review by : Lex Ward

 

* We were given a copy of the book in return for a feature. All opinions are our own.

40 Comments

  1. October 31, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    That has to be the cutest children’s book I’ve ever seen! Heck, I’m not even a kid, and I wan to read it!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:14 am

      Yes…the Llama is super cute is it not?

  2. Alexandra
    November 1, 2018 / 12:16 am

    This is so cute! I think I might look at getting this book for some of my friends’ kids. They would love it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Yes they would Alexandra, its has fab illustrations and a great story line

  3. November 1, 2018 / 1:18 am

    Great review, I’m always looking for new books for my niece, thanks for sharing

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 8:07 am

      Your welcome glad you stopped by

  4. November 1, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    This looks super cute! Will have to check it out for my kids

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:15 pm

      Yes please do and join the competition too Viv x

  5. November 1, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    We’ve read this book before and absolutely love Help! I’ve Lost My Llama ! Great competition guys – good luck everyone x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      So glad to hear you have read this book Bella, and that you love it.

  6. November 1, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    This book looks so cute! I love llamas and the illustrations are making llamas even better! If I had a kid i would so give ti him or her

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      We think the illustrations by Wilf is so eye-catching

  7. November 1, 2018 / 6:33 pm

    How fun! I have a bunch of nieces and nephews who would get a kick out of this book!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Glad to hear that Terri

  8. Tonya Morris
    November 2, 2018 / 2:47 am

    Sounds like such a cute story! I love that you included little Enzo’s review as well as your own! Interesting to read the two together!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      It sure is Tonya, we totally love it and yes, we wanted to share the two different reviews to show our readers what we both thought of it

  9. November 2, 2018 / 5:10 am

    This sounds like a great children’s book. We love gifting our new parent friends with children’s books.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      It is a good book and a fab gift idea for Christmas too

  10. Preet
    November 2, 2018 / 5:55 am

    Wow! I was looking for some new books for my kids. I am just going to start at the top and work my way down the list.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Hope you add this book to your list too Preet

  11. Surekha Busa
    November 2, 2018 / 8:08 am

    First time to hear that book and it sounds like nice book to give to my daughter as she loves reading books a lot and I am sure she would love it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Yes this is such a fun book for kids, she would sure to love it

  12. November 2, 2018 / 9:51 am

    This looks like a fun book. I am always looking to find out what the best new children’s books on the market are to push to the comic shops.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Glad to hear that Kita and thank you for your comments

  13. Elizabeth O
    November 2, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Sounds like a perfect option of book. I would love to offer it for kids. Thanks for sharing it!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      Your welcome, hope you have joined the giveaway x

  14. November 2, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    This is one of my favorite children’s books. Your review is spot on!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Thank you Daphne, glad you found it useful x

  15. November 2, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful book, and about llamas too! I love the child’s review, it’s so simple but straight to the point. My kind of review lol!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Glad to hear that Lisa and thank you for stopping by x

  16. melanie stirling
    November 3, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    My niece would enjoy this, she has her own llamas.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 6:28 pm

      Oh how wonderful to hear that Melanie, you should get a copy of the book for her x

  17. November 4, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    What a lovely book! Thank you for this giveaway, the illustrations look really awesome!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      Your welcome Nati, thank you for stopping by our blog

  18. November 5, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    How fun doing book reviews with your little ones!!! That is my favorite time of day is at night with my kiddos having story time…I’ll have to add this to our list!!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      Hope you do Kirstie, do also join our competition to win yourself a copy of the book

  19. November 5, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    This book looks very interesting to read, I will tell my boyfriend. He loves to read with me.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 6, 2018 / 11:44 am

      Its interesting that your boyfriend like to read kids books Hola, but we have to admit, this is a lovely read!

  20. Solange
    November 7, 2018 / 1:56 am

    My daughter would enjoy this. She loves reading.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      November 7, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Do join the competition then Solange x

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