Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
A darling new character fromNew York Timesbestselling illustrator Renata Liwska! Created with author Mike Kerr, this is a story about crafting, friendship, and the very best gifts, perfect for fans ofExtra Yarn.
Llama loves to make things. It doesn't matter what, really--something special, somethinglovely.
Beaver loves to make things, too. But he likes things to beuseful.
On this lovely day, Llama is inspired. She is havingfunmaking things, like gifts for her friends. And soon many of her friends are inspired right along with her. But Beaver needs to think about what Llama and the other animals are making. What useful thing can he do with this day?
With lots of craftiness and fun, this is a delightful story about how something lovely can be useful, too, and how the best gifts are the ones that bring us together.
About the authors
Renata Liwska grew up in Warsaw, Poland, and now lives in Calgary, Canada. She is the illustrator of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, both written by Deborah Underwood and both New York Times bestsellers, and Places To Be, written by Mac Barnett. For The Quiet Book, Renata Liwska was awarded the 2010 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and was named a 2010 Governor General’s Award finalist. You can visit her online at www.renataliwska.com.
“Soft-edged, whimsically anthropomorphized animals are downright adorable. . . Young readers . . . will see that despite having different outlooks, there are many ways to work together. A sweet meditation on the value of creating, regardless of use.” —Kirkus Reviews
"The illustrations are cozy and delightful, just like the text. A fun and inspiring read-aloud for student makers." -School Library Journal