In this hilarious follow-up to Agent Llama, hero Charlie Palmer has met her match--a troublemaking alpaca who has dropped spaghetti on everyone and everything all over the world, and has placed the blame on Charlie! Can Charlie outwit the alpaca and clear her name--and save the world?
Charlie Palmer, super spy and secret agent, is back in a hilarious new adventure. Reports of spaghetti falling from the sky are coming in from all over the world. But the worst part is that Charlie is the suspect behind the mayhem! Charlie sets out to discover who really has upended the world with these antics and meets her match--an alpaca whose goal is to cover the sun in spaghetti! Can Charlie stop her before it's too late?
About the Author
Angela Woolfe decided to become an author at the age of four after writing a mind-blowing four-line poem called "The Postman Is Very Good." She also writes books for older children and has occasionally--she's still not quite sure why--written for grown-ups, too. She lives in London with one husband and one daughter.
Duncan Beedie is an author and illustrator with more than 15 years of experience working in children's media. He began his career in children's TV as an animator before branching into design and animation for websites, games, and educational apps. In his spare time, Duncan likes to walk his dog and help his daughter improve her video-gaming skill set.
A deceptive doppelgänger can’t stop the fun!
Charlie Palmer, aka Agent Llama, is back for another mission, and the stakes are even higher! Charlie is fresh off a successful assignment rescuing a pair of underpants in Agent Llama (2021), and this sophomore title ups the danger as the world is threatened with carb overload. The evil Noodle Doom Machine—think a sinister version of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs—has been compromised, and the world is threatened with a cascade of extreme spaghetti, barricades of grated cheese, and waves of marinara sauce. More alarmingly, the vile villain responsible looks exactly like Charlie! With HQ out of commission, there’s no time to lose as Agent Llama prepares to take on this terrorist twin alone—with her assortment of zany spy gadgets. Spy fans will have a (thunder)ball with the over-the-top storyline, and storytellers who lean into the melodrama will have fun sharing the tale, too. The meter flows well for reading aloud, and the colorful, delightfully busy illustrations pay homage to classic spy thrillers while still feeling modern and fresh. Trivia-loving caregivers and educators could use this to discuss the differences between llamas and alpacas, but readers who are just here for the adventure will get a kick out of the story alone. Like many spy adventures—including the earlier installment—the book emphasizes the action over logic, but the thrills more than compensate.
Readers will have a view to a kill-er book! (Picture book. 5-8) --Kirkus Reviews