Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Susanna Leonard Hill

Title: When Your Llama Needs A Haircut

Author: Susanna Leonard Hill
Illustrator: Daniel Wiseman

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publishers

Ages: 0-4 


Does your llama need a haircut? When your llama needs a haircut, you'll first need to pick the perfect style...

Why you should get it:

When I found out my friend, author Susanna Leonard Hill, was releasing a new series of board books, I offered to review one. My friends know I'm not likely to give a favorable BOOK NOOK REVIEW unless I sincerely like the book I've been given. 

The day WHEN YOUR LLAMA NEEDS A HAIRCUT came in the mail, I was having a very rough time at work. I thought I would give Susanna's book a quick read and then delve deeper into it at a later time. I found myself actually chuckling out loud at some of the adorable illustrations Daniel Wiseman created to compliment Susanna's cute story, like this one...

It brougt me back to the days of my own youth when I tried wearing a perm myself, as well as those days of trying to tame my own son's curly locks. It is also written in a similar vein as author Laura Numeroff's "If You Give..." series which makes WHEN YOUR LLAMA NEEDS A HAIRCUT a very enjoyable read. I can't wait to read other books in the series like WHEN YOUR LION NEEDS A BATH and WHEN YOUR ELEPHANT HAS THE SNIFFLES.
Young readers will laugh at the whimsical artwork and parents will find their own little ones asking to hear this delightful story "just one more time!" A great addition to any home library...

Like-O-Meter Rating:   5 out of 5...grab it.

**Rating scale**

 5 out of 5...grab it!
 4 out of 5...think about it.
 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.
 2 out of 5...maybe not for you.
 1 out of 5...forget about it!


ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE? is now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and other fine retailers. It was a #1 bestseller in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US earlier this month.


International best selling author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt Taekwondo Instructor by day and a 'ninja' writer of children’s picture books, chapter books and young adult novels by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host and past book reviewer for Harper Collins, She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators and Children's Book Insider. Donna is a lover of dark chocolate, time at the beach, and well written stories.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing my little book, Donna, and for your lovely review! I'm so glad you liked it! And I so appreciate you helping to get the word out about it!

    1. My pleasure, Susanna!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

  2. Are those leg warmers on the llama? It is cute. Must read book.....

    1. I'll let you read it, Janet, before I put it away for my upcoming "neice" or "nephew"...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!