Llama United by Scott Allen
It's time to get behind the football team with an impossible dream! What happens when eleven llamas unknowingly eat the ashes of one of the greatest footballers of all time? They become brilliant at football, of course! Managed by eleven-year-old Tim, his unusual friend Cairo and Scottish World Cup-winner McCloud (yes that 'happened' apparently), Llama United goes on an amazing cup run. But who wants to lose to a team of stupid llamas? Nobody, that's who! Rival teams will do anything in their power to stop Llama United in its tracks. When the best cup in the world is at stake, football can be a nasty old business . . . Scott Allen's Llama United is full of football funnies and laugh-a-minute llamas, illustrated by Sarah Horne.
Reader's Panel Review: This is a great book about a boy and his friend who discover llamas that can play football. They enter the F.A. Cup, but can they make it all the way? I loved this book and highly recommend it for people age 8+ who love football. 10/10
Jonah, age 9.