The Alpactory: Ready, Set, Go!

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The Alpactory: Ready, Set, Go!
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
April 20, 2021
ISBN
978-0062909510
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Welcome to the Alpactory! These wacky alpacas are here to help young readers get ready for any new experience ahead in this funny and inspiring picture book.

New experiences can be scary. It never seems like you’ll be 100% ready.

Should Marley pack 2 pencils or 25 for the first day of school? How many pairs of underwear does Ralph need for a sleepover?

Have no fear, the Alpactory is here to help! These alpacas will pack and pack and pack, until…WAIT! Nobody needs that much stuff! Maybe Marley and Ralph have been ready all along…

This fresh, contemporary take on Oh, the Places You’ll Go! will have readers laughing along and feeling prepared for anything.

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1 review
charming picture book about trying new things
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
THE ALPACTORY: READY, PACK, GO! is a cute picture book about preparedness. The book starts with three animals who are nervous about doing something new, and their nerves are coming out in what they will pack. What do you need for a sleepover or school? Luckily, the Alpactory is here to help - they have tested all their products and are sure to pack absolutely everything you need. However, it does add up to quite a lot. When faced with the things they have packed, the animals realize that they knew what they needed all along, and they are ready to go on their new adventures!

What I loved: This was a really clever and silly read with a relatable premise. The Alpactory itself is full of fun and ridiculous details with the clothing tests and different toys that is sure to make children giggle. The illustrations bring it all to life with lots of alpacas and loads of great details. The ultimate message is one of encouragement that you can try new things and do them well because you are brave, kind, and funny. This is a cute read for children who are trying something new or just those who enjoy fun books.

The writing is very clear throughout, though the phrases are sometimes scattered around a page. The pages can turn very quickly, as there is not much text on each page, so this would work for toddlers through elementary school aged picture book readers.

Final verdict: A charming picture book of encouragement, THE ALPACTORY: READY, PACK, GO! is a relatable read that is sure to make children giggle.
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