Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


This is a very cute book, I just wish it was longer and maybe had a plot line… So, this isn’t really a good book for older kids. (Though, throw some light-sabers in that bad-boy and I will be all over it!)

The book is about a kid who has an imaginary friend, who happens to be a 5ft, black and white, talking cat… Weird and awesome! Anyways, in the story, the kid and his family get kicked-out of their house and have-to live in their car…again… So they are basically homeless.

This book will be great for younger kids, but I was kind-of… bored when I read it… I felt like, for older kids, there wasn’t much of a plot line… But young kids will love it!

Over all, this is a wonderful, small book for “small” kids. 😉 Have a wonderful day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A very good book for young kids
  • Imaginary friends!


  • Mention of… ahhhhhh… Homeless?

Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There’s no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.

Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and he’s imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?

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