Simon James Green and Garry Parsons
You can tell from the cover of this book that one llama at least is going to be deliciously, daringly divergent, and so it proves.
Not in front of his fellow llamas though, for Larry, like the other barn resident llamas, remains calm and rule-abiding by day.
Under the cover of dark however while the others are fast asleep, he dons his glamour gear and leaps into action with his iconic dance moves.
One night, as he’s twisting and stamping with gay abandon
flouting all llama laws, he realises someone is coming.
It’s not just one someone though; Larry is confronted by three incredulous llamas and pretty soon the game is up.
Rather than face the music Larry decides to disappear
and as he wanders disconsolately along he contemplates quitting the whole dance thing. But then he comes upon a sign that changes his mind.
After a joyous day grooving and hip-hopping among other like-minded creatures at the dance extravaganza, Larry returns to the barn, to own up and face the music with pride.
The reception he receives isn’t quite what he is expecting however …
What a simply splendid celebration of being yourself, being different and being proud of who you are. Bursting with joy and exuberant colour, Garry’s illustrations perfectly complement Simon’s fabulously funky rhyming story that is an absolute joy to read aloud.
A wonderfully affirmative book to share as widely as possible.