League of Llamas 1 – The Golden Llama

By Aleesah Darlison

Reviewed by Sarah Tegerdine

Are you looking for something fun and new for your beginner reader? Fancy having a laugh yourself? Fortunately, this brand new series has just popped onto the scene. Aimed for children roughly from 6 – 9 yrs of age, The League of Llamas – The Golden Llama touts a laugh-out-loud experience.

My daughter and I can certainly attest to that. This series WILL make your kids giggle and it has to be said, it’s the connections like these that instil and foster the love for reading in our little ones.

In a nutshell these books are a hilarious parody of Llamas, James Bond, Get Smart and I dare say a dash of Austin Powers, skilfully woven into one.

In the first instalment of the series, The Golden Llama, we meet our lead protagonist, Agent Phillipe Llamar. Phillipe is as flamboyant and daring as his name suggests and his partner Lloyd Llamanator has an insatiable appetite. Together they attempt to thwart the evil plans of a very ill-tempered badger named General Bottomburp. The Llamas Republic’s most prized possession, the Golden Llama has been stolen and it’s up to Phillipe and Lloyd to recover it safely and return it home. Does General Bottomburp have anything to do with it? If so, why?

One thing is for certain, readers will certainly enjoy finding out!

What’s even better is that you don’t have to wait to read more – ALL of the titles in the League of Llamas series are all available right now!

  • League of Llamas: Llama Impossible
  • League of Llamas: Undercover Llama
  • League of Llamas: Rogue Llama

The Golden Llama is such a fun read and I can’t recommend it enough for younger readers. When I read it aloud to my daughter of 5, she loved it especially the sound effects! She can’t wait to learn to read it and sometimes she pretends to anyway. We can’t wait to read more!

Shamini Murugan