Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List
“I love this book! It is a wonderful addition to the world of children’s picture books and I can’t wait to share it with the world. I laughed, I cried, and then I laughed again! Now I’m off to buy a pair of dancing pants, after I eat some cake (maybe all the cake)!”
— Jessica Osborne, E. Shaver, Bookseller, Savannah, GA
Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you.
He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins.
On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats.
On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips.
The force of the rip creates a black hole (naturally).
By Friday, Llama will (indirectly) destroy the world.
In their debut picture book, author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox introduce young readers to the comical, the studious, the oblivious Llama, a picture-book hero for the ages. So grab some cake and your dancing pants and prepare for Llama Destroys the World... because THE TIME FOR LLAMA IS NIGH!
About the Author
Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and a picture book author. He has writing credits on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Emmy-winning variety show HitRECord on tv (Pivot). Jonathan is a contributing writer to HitRECord’s best-selling collection the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Vol 1–3). He received his masters at Temple University for Film & Digital Media. He lives in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.
Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer, creating art in pen and ink, digital, and gouache. Her art is filled with large quantities of quirk and dashes of whimsy, and she is very passionate about illustrating children's books and traveling the world. She lives in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Fox's books for children include The Elephant's Nose and Llama Destroys the World.
Summer 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick
"Silly fun."—People Magazine
"Filled with llama drama and will having everyone laughing out loud."—Romper
"[A] super silly, amazingly original, best-when-read-aloud picture book."—BookPage
"Dessert has never seemed so epic." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"The goofy premise itself will elicit giggles, but it’s innocently wide-eyed Llama who really sells the silliness of the story."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred Review
"Will make Rubin and Salmieri's fans split their own pants." —Kirkus
"[T]his story will have readers chuckling again and again and coming back for more, just like Llama."—School Library Journal