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Lloyd Llama

This story of friendship explores how our differences can bring us together, with fun wordplay teaching spelling and alliteration.

Lloyd Llama loves many things: lollipops, spelling, cello, and the color yellow—anything with a double L, really! Will he ever learn to get along with his new classmate Al Alpaca, who has an affinity for all things beginning with the letter A, like apples, art, and air guitar? The two characters settle their differences with the help of their favorite letters in this alliterative adventure.



“This hilarious book plays with words on every page and will charm children and adults alike as these adorable allies find common ground. The lesson on friendship is matched by the goofiness in this truly unique story.” - Foreword Reviews
“Really fun book! Sarah has a wonderful touch...light, fresh and uniquely approachable. LLOYD LLAMA is a clever and funny take on friendship.” - Loren Long, best-selling author of the Otis the Tractor series
"Readers still llearning their lletters will enjoy the elementary wordplay promoted by these pastel pals."  - Kirkus Reviews
“LLOYD LLAMA is a spelling bee champ’s dream! It’s smart and funny and makes use of a great deal of useful new vocabulary words and lots of alliteration." - Regina LaCaruba, Diapers-and-Daydreams.com Book Reviews
"The cast of animal characters is charming and full of personality, and the soft watercolor technique is beautiful. Both kids and adults will have a wonderful time looking for the tiny and humorous details on every page." - Kathryn Powers, Ohioana Quarterly

Jones uses alliteration and words with double Ls to spin a playful story about two animals who find common ground... The inherent similarities between [Lloyd & Al]—which Jones’s humorous gouache-and-pencil illustrations make very clear—are a big part of the book’s fun." - Publishers Weekly

"This story provides useful teaching opportunities about friendship and accepting the differences of others . . . A welcome addition to teachers' collections or for one-on-one reading." -Barbara Spiri, School Library Journal


2016 IPPY Awards Gold Medal

2016 IPPY Awards Gold Medal

2015 International Book Awards Finalist

2015 International Book Awards Finalist


Publication Information

List Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-32-5
Publication Date: June 2015
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 9" x 9"
Page Count: 40
Ages: 4-8


About the Author & Illustrator: 

Sarah Jones is an artist, educator and storyteller from Cincinnati, Ohio. Whether rocking musical story time at the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore or painting creative critters in her studio, Sarah loves to spread joy through art. Sarah regularly exhibits her work in a broad range of venues and holds an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Her first children's book, Orange Triangle Fox, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.