The first of a hilarious and heartwarming new series featuring a mute ten year old girl and her toy llama who does enough talking for both of them, Sami's story is constructed with flawless comic timing.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Younger Readers Prize 2021
Sidesplitting middle grade comedy, with serious heart (and one very funny llama)
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. While reading children's books when babysitting 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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
'A laugh-out-loud funny and a wonderful story about finding your voice. I loved it!' David Walliams
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