As a 4-H Llama Lovers club, we want to promote the necessity and love of reading by targeting area preschoolers in predominantly lower income day care settings, instilling at an impressionable age, that reading is paramount to future success. By actually taking a small herd of well-trained llamas, along with 4-H youth that range in grades from third through twelfth grades, into area day cares, where we will get the youngsters' attention. Dividing the young children into groups, each 4-H youth will take a group and read to them, as their llama dignifiedly stands by. After reading the story, the 4-H youth will talk to their group of kids about the importance of reading and at the conclusion, each child may come up, pet the llama, and take their own copy of the book out of the llama's pack. If any child is to scared; however, the 4-H youth will take the book out for them and give it to the child. The 4-H youth will assist the young children in writing their name in their book to keep. This creates a tremendous opportunity for the 4-H youth to use their llamas and their own leadership skills in making a lasting impression on the preschoolers. The preschoolers in turn, will undoubtedly remember the day the llama came to day care, gave them a book, and ideally, they will be instilled with a lasting reality of joy and excitement brought about by reading.