Yasmin Shah is a ten-year-old girl who is part of a big, noisy family and doesn’t ever speak. Levi is a rude, sassy toy llama, who talks A LOT and has come to wreak havoc in Yasmin’s life.
Yasmin tries everything she can to escape Levi, but she can’t help being dragged along on his crazy antics – and every day brings a new surprise, whether that’s an erupting bin, a flying tuna fish, or a hat made from knickers.
Life is never boring with Levi around – and could it be that he has a secret plan to help Yasmin find her voice?
Annabelle Sami is a writer, director and performer who currently works in the arts. It was whilst reading children’s books when babysitting that she realised there was a lack of representation of funny girls and diverse characters in children’s books – and she decided to do something about it. Growing up mixed-race, she never found her own life reflected in a book and now it’s her mission to make sure that every spirited, witty and adventurous girl has her own special book that she can relate to. Her middle-grade mystery series, Agent Zaiba Investigates, is published by Stripes.
Photo credit: Alex Legge
Allen Fatimaharan is a freelance illustrator and animator specialising in children's books, character design, editorial illustration, comics and motion graphics. His first picture book, My Hair (written by Hannah Lee), is published by Faber & Faber in September 2019. This was followed by the middle grade title Llama Out Loud!, published by Egmont Books.
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