When Your Llama Needs a Haircut

by  Susanna Leonard Hill 
Picture Book

At A Glance
Interest Level

3 - 6
Reading Level
Number of Pages

It’s picture day and a boy’s llama needs a haircut. Before the llama has a haircut, however, his hair needs to be washed and brushed. Once that’s done, the boy decides what style of haircut to give the llama. Once that’s decided, the boy gives the llama “a simple trim from nose to tail.” The llama is wiggly and the boy accidentally cuts too much hair. To make sure they have matching haircuts, the boy cuts his own hair too.

When Your Llama Needs a Haircut will engage readers as it uses humorous illustrations to show the boy’s conflict. Young readers will laugh at the llama’s different hairstyles, which range from a bowl cut to a green mohawk. When the boy and his llama finally get their picture taken, they have very little hair left.

Even though When Your Llama Needs a Haircut is a picture book, the story is intended to be read aloud to a child, rather than for the child to read it for the first time independently. Each page has 1 to 2 lines of text. The simple vocabulary and short sentences make the story a quick read. The story’s simple plot and funny illustrations will engage young readers and leave them with a smile.

Sexual Content

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 Drugs and Alcohol

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Spiritual Content

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