Review: Every Llama Needs a Scarf

        Every Llama Needs a Scarf by Tunisia Williams is a hilariously well-put together book. It is not, in fact, about llamas. Rather, it is a collection of animals wearing accessories while out and about having fun. I especially like the sloth, and I would like to know where he’s going, and why his journey is taking so long. Every Llama Needs a Scarf is funny, it's improbable, and it made me laugh. Very entertaining.

        The art is very good. The animals are easily identifiable, and well proportioned. Jessica Roberts has paid attention to shading and details like fur texture and background objects as well. It looks like it has been drawn with markers, and the strokes have been left unblended to arrange a textured look with lots of character.
It’s a good book, one I wouldn’t mind reading again.

Five stars!
*I was given an advance review ebook by the author.

Review: What is that? Said the Cat


        "What Is THAT?" Said the Cat by Grace Maccarone is a level one scholastic reader. Maccarone uses rhyming sight words to create an intriguing story. There is a large wood box that says "DO NOT OPEN." Naturally, all the animals want to know what is inside. But how can they open it?

        Jeffrey Scherer has done a great job with simple illustrations, which show an ever-growing crowd of curious animals. The pictures stay simple, but there are little details like the fox hanging out with some juice and a straw that add depth to the story. And when they finally open the box, Scherer does a good job with all their reactions to what’s inside.

Five stars!