A Lamb and a Llama - Book Review

Monday, September 10, 2012

In our home, we love books. Books books books. They are everywhere. I love that my children have a desire to read and enjoy getting new books.

One of our newest additions this Summer was A Lamb and a Llama by Ashley Bustamante.

Picasso is a strong, proud llama who keeps the other farm animals safe from danger. All goes well until a young lamb named Nola is born. Wild little Nola loves to play. She keeps the other animals constantly stirred up-until she disappears! Will the animals be able to find Nola? Will Picasso save her before it's too late? Find out what happens in this delightful tale based on a true story of a llama from the Pinnacle Peak Llama Ranch.

The kids have enjoyed reading this book over and over again.  My oldest being able to read it to herself, has claimed it as her own.  Though our son has snuck it into the book shelves in his room from time to time.

They both enjoy stories where characters are animals.  They've enjoyed this story a little more as it was an introduction to an animal that was new to them and they haven't really been able to be around in real life.

I find it even more interesting as it is based on an actual llama!  That was a neat fact to know and made the book stand out more while reading it to the children.  I believe they enjoyed knowing that about the story as well.

A Lamb and a Llama is available at -


Barnes & Noble

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by Mapletree Publishing Company

About the Author:

Ashley Bustamante lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband, Chris. She works at Arizona State University on the Sanford Harmony Program, a program designed to encourage positive interactions between boys and girls. 

In her free time, she likes to participate in writing, drawing, and photography. Ashley is an avid animal lover and has raised several furry (and woolly!) friends, including lambs and llamas!