Author: Barbara Blount Ziek
Young Zadie’s grandfather promises that the next cria (baby alpaca) born on his farm will be hers! Zadie loves all the natural alpaca colors and wonders what color her alpaca will be: lavender rose grey, shimmering black, peanut buttery or chocolate brown? The cria is a disappointing plain vanilla white. She is a mischievous cria and as a result of the Fruity Bright drink fiasco, is transformed into a rainbow alpaca. The story is followed by a fiber arts project: powdered drink mix dyeing, then wet felting beads with the dyed fiber and stringing the beads into a necklace. The book also contains alpaca facts and anecdotes based on the author's observations of alpaca behavior in her own herd.
This quality book is appropriate for K – 4th grade and makes a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift. It is also a perfect client appreciation gift or addition to your farm store.