Official Review: How To Pack An Alpaca Pack by Cowboy Worm

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Official Review: How To Pack An Alpaca Pack by Cowboy Worm

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "How To Pack An Alpaca Pack" by Cowboy Worm.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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In How to Pack an Alpaca Pack, Cowboy Worm teaches young readers about the lovable relative of the llama. Children will learn about alpacas' countries of origin, physical features, wool, and of course, how to "pack" them.

The children's book is 36 pages and features a rhythmical text that makes it ideal for reading aloud. Although I haven't spent any time around alpacas, I learned something new about the wooly animals; they make a humming noise, a fact sure to delight little ones. Worm also educates young readers about the many colors of alpacas, their abundantly wooly coats, and split-hoofed feet that prevent them from falling. I can picture younger children pointing to the different shades of alpacas while their parent reads the story to them.

The colorful illustrations include an assortment of curated photographs. I especially like those that seem to capture the facial expressions of the adorable alpacas; these include many of the book's images, as well as those featured on the front and back covers. I also appreciate that the photography credits are properly cited at the end of the book.

On the other hand, the other illustrations pale in comparison to the high-resolution photography curated from professional sources. A few of the images appear pixelated while others look washed out, and the book suffers as a result. Also, "pack an alpaca" is a fun phrase to read, but since the animal is most known for its soft wool, I would have liked to have seen the inclusion of simple facts about its use. Additionally, Worm is credited as the editor, and although I noted only a few grammatical errors, a professional editor would have likely addressed the illustration inconsistencies before publishing.

Overall, I rate How to Pack an Alpaca Pack 3 out of 4 stars. Although the poor quality of some of the illustrations detracts from the book as a whole, the educational story and amusing photographs will entertain young readers through the age of 10. I also recommend it as a read-aloud story for parents, grandparents, and teachers.

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A book that not only entertains you g readers but also teaches them new things. Bravo to the author.

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First of all the title is funny, which made me want to check out the review, and I like the way you explained the book and its qualities.

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I liked the fact that the author included pictures in this book. At least it will help children to know what they are reading about and how it looks like. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Dayodiola wrote:
17 Sep 2020, 01:10
A book that not only entertains you g readers but also teaches them new things. Bravo to the author.
Thanks for your comment.

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Nmesoma wrote:
17 Sep 2020, 05:24
First of all the title is funny, which made me want to check out the review, and I like the way you explained the book and its qualities.
Thank you. :tiphat:

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Joan642 wrote:
17 Sep 2020, 07:31
I liked the fact that the author included pictures in this book. At least it will help children to know what they are reading about and how it looks like. Thanks for the wonderful review.
Thank you, Joan.

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This book seems entertaining. I don't know how the illustrations look like but I think kids would still like it.
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The book sounds educational and entertaining. I am sure kids would enjoy this book.

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eumoire wrote:
17 Sep 2020, 08:04
This book seems entertaining. I don't know how the illustrations look like but I think kids would still like it.
Thanks for your comment.

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Miller56 wrote:
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The book sounds educational and entertaining. I am sure kids would enjoy this book.
Thank you! :tiphat:

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This book sounds like it would be a hit with my preschoolers! Thank you for a comprehensive review.

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Pictures and illustrations are the heart of any worthwhile children's book. This book sure ticks the box. Thanks for the review.

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Bookworm101520 wrote:
17 Sep 2020, 15:31
This book sounds like it would be a hit with my preschoolers! Thank you for a comprehensive review.
You're welcome. I appreciate your comment.

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Sounds really sweet! My children are all grown up now but this would be the kind of book I would have read to them.
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