A couch for llama

Leah Gilbert

Book - 2018

When the Lago family's new couch accidentally falls off their car it's found by Llama, who discovers how much fun a couch can be.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Sterling Children's Books [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm
Audience
Ages 4-8.
ISBN
1454925116
9781454925118
Main Author
Leah Gilbert (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The Lago family's couch needs replacing, so they set off for the furniture store, where, after a few Goldilocks-style tries, they find a couch that's just right—a bright red, swoopy armed number. While driving home, the ropes securing the new couch to the Lagos' car come undone and, unbeknownst to the family, the couch flies off into a field. There, an astonished llama cautiously approaches the large red visitor and tries to welcome it by braying hello and sharing some tasty grass—to no effect. After a quick nibble of the upholstery (disgusting!), Llama's interest fades into frustration over the couch's uselessness. So he pounces on it and is flung gleefully upward in a series of entertainingly illustrated bounces, until settling on the soft cushions, utterly smitten. Llama's expressively depicted interactions with the sofa are priceless, and his emotional journey verges on heartbreak when the Lagos show up to retrieve their missing couch. Luckily, their old one is perfect for llama lounging. This fun read is guaranteed to put a spring in any reader's step. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When a family finds a surprising new home for an old couch, a llama becomes the happiest creature of all. The Lago family really loves their couch. It's perfect for reading, snuggling, playing, and jumping. But all good things must come to an end, and, one day, the family realizes the time has come to replace it. As they drive home with their brand-new bright-red couch, though, it gets knocked off the top of their car into a field . . . where a llama tries to make sense of this new thing. At first confused'It doesn't talk! It doesn't taste good! It doesn't budge!'the llama soon realizes how comfy the couch is and settles right in. Can the family get its furniture back'and keep llama happy, too? Leah Gilbert has written and illustrated a warm picture book that touches both the heart and the funny bone.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When a family finds a surprising new home for an old couch, a llama becomes the happiest creature of all. The Lago family really loves their couch. It’s perfect for reading, snuggling, playing, and jumping. But all good things must come to an end, and, one day, the family realizes the time has come to replace it. As they drive home with their brand-new bright-red couch, though, it gets knocked off the top of their car into a field . . . where a llama tries to make sense of this new thing. At first confused—It doesn’t talk! It doesn’t taste good! It doesn’t budge!—the llama soon realizes how comfy the couch is and settles right in. Can the family get its furniture back—and keep llama happy, too? Leah Gilbert has written and illustrated a warm picture book that touches both the heart and the funny bone.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The Lago family really loves their couch. It's perfect for reading, snuggling, and playing. But all good things come to an end, and, one day, the family must replace it. As they drive home with their new couch, though, it falls off their car and into a field . . . where a llama adopts it. Can the family get its furniture back'and keep llama happy?

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The Lago family really loves their couch. It’s perfect for reading, snuggling, and playing. But all good things come to an end, and, one day, the family must replace it. As they drive home with their new couch, though, it falls off their car and into a field . . . where a llama adopts it. Can the family get its furniture back—and keep llama happy?