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Title:
Llama unleashes the alpacalypse
ISBN:
9781250222855
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1st ed.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
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Summary:
Llama clones his friend Alpaca in order to avoid cleaning up after himself, but while Llama is eating the day away the Alpacas he set loose are causing pandemonium.
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In the hilarious follow-up to Llama Destroys the World , author/illustrator team Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox give Llama another shot at saving the world...from himself, in Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse .

Llama's back and ready to destroy the world AGAIN... this time with his best camelid, Alpaca!

Llama loves cooking. And baking. And, above all, eating.
For breakfast, Llama makes one epic spread...as well as a big mess.
But Llama hates cleaning.
So by lunch, Llama has cooked up something really devious--an idea!--and by second lunch, Llama has cloned his most fastidious friend, Alpaca, to clean his house. And Llama doesn't stop at just one clone.
By dinner, the alpaca clones threaten to tidy the world into utter destruction--THE ALPACALYPSE* IS HERE!
Will Llama be able to fix it all before dessert?

*That's "apocalypse" with an alpaca--get it?


Author Notes

Jonathan Stutzman is an award-winning filmmaker and a picture book author. He is the author of Llama Destroys the World , Don't Feed the Coos , Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse and the Tiny T-Rex series. He received his masters at Temple University for Film & Digital Media. He lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania with his wife, the illustrator Heather Fox.

Heather Fox is an illustrator and graphic designer, creating art in pen and ink, digital, and gouache. She is the illustrator of Llama Destroys the World , Don't Feed the Coos and Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse . 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 Lititz, Pennsylvania, with her husband, the writer Jonathan Stutzman.


Reviews 2

Kirkus Review

Llamas, alpacas, and clones--oh my! In this sequel to Llama Destroys the World (2019), hapless Llama once again wreaks unintentional, large-scale havoc--but this time, he (sort of) saves the day, too. After making an epic breakfast (and epic mess), Llama decides to build a machine that will enable him to avoid cleaning up. No, not a vacuum or dishwasher: It's a machine that Llama uses to clone his friend "of impeccable tidiness," Alpaca, in order to create an "army of cleaners." Cream-colored Llama and light-brown Alpaca, both male, are pear shaped with short, stubby legs, bland expressions, and bulging eyes. Paired with the cartoon illustrations, the text's comic timing shines: "Llama invited Alpaca over for lunch. / Llama invited Alpaca into the Replicator 3000. / And then, Llama invited disaster." Soon the house is full of smiling Alpacas in purple scalloped aprons, single-mindedly cleaning--and, as one might expect, things don't go as planned. Mealtimes (i.e. "second lunch" and dinner) offer opportunities for the "alpacalypse" to emerge from Llama's house into the wider world. Everyday life grinds to a halt as the myriad Alpacas bearing mops, dusters, and plungers continue their cleaning crusade with no signs of stopping. That is, until the Alpacas realize they are hungry….It's all very funny, but the sight of the paler-coated Llama exploiting the darker-coated Alpaca, for whom nothing brings "more joy than cleaning," is an uncomfortable one. For many readers, uneasy optics will take the fun out of this romp. (Picture book. 4-8) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Being fonder of eating frequent, massive meals than cleaning the kitchen afterward, Llama builds a Replicator and invites Alpaca--"an alpaca of impeccable tidiness"--over to step inside. The scheme works like a charm, and a flurry of electronic ZOOPs later Llama has a horde of fanatical cleaners busily at work . . . so many, in fact, that when, to relieve the crowding, he releases them on an unsuspecting world, their relentless scrubbing, sweeping, and vacuuming causes everyone to flee, screaming "This is the END!!" Is there any way to terminate the terrifying tide of tidiness? Happily, the irresistible scent of the extra-cheese pizza Llama is having for Second Dinner lures the entire apron-clad army back into the Replicator, and soon there is again but one Alpaca. Unhappily, that leaves two camelids with but one slice of cake between them for dessert. Young readers who chortled over Llama Destroys the World (2019) will see the obvious solution and will echo the googly-eyed gourmand's triumphant "dat" as he gets his just desserts in the last cartoon scene.