Llamas in the Laundry

Llamas in the Laundry, by William New

Llamas in the Laundry

by William New; illustrated by Vivian Bevis


  • Autumn 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-921870-97-5 (0-921870-97-3)
  • 7-1/2″ x 10″ Hardcover, 32 pages
  • Children’s Poetry, Picture Book

Have you ever wondered if porcupines are ticklish, if fish wash, or how to say Rhinosterous? Do you know how to make a child-high sandwich? How porridge gets on the ceiling? What happens when your favourite aunt wears a wig? Why uncles wear plaid? William New’s rhyming verse enacts all these situations, ranging from the madcap to the mysterious.

The poems are complemented by Vivian Bevis’s full page, full colour illustrations which capture the high-spirited and impetuous qualities of the verse. A companion volume to their highly successful Vanilla Gorilla of 1998, this sturdy, hardcover picture book will delight both the early reader and the many adults who enjoy introducing children to the sound and rhythm of verse.

Also by William New & Vivian Bevis:



“New’s rhyming verse and Bevis’s perfect match of illustrations will live forever in childrens literature. Another recommended book for ages 3 to 8.”
The Daily Bulletin

“a perfect addition to any child’s roster of bedtime reads.”
Canadian Bestseller