Llama Llama Home with Mama Hardcover – Aug 23 2011
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"Dewdney's artwork is the ideal foil to her rhyming verses--her characters' bleary, sick expressions alone are sure to elicit giggles and knowing smiles." — Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011
"Llama is sick with a sore throat, and children who have to take 'yucky' medicine will relate to how he feels ... The story has wonderful rhyming phrases and large, colorful illustrations full of priceless facial expressions and body language." — School Library Journal, August 2011
About the Author
Anna Dewdney (www.annadewdney.com) lives in southern Vermont.
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Again I bought 3, one for each of our grandchild families. Those kids can't get enough of the Llama Llama stories. This is the latest following the highly grandchild-acclaimed `Llama Llama Holiday Drama.' What a wonderful book to read to a child when they really are home sick from school. It will perk them up, Mama too.
All Llama Llama books do NOT fail bringing smiles and squeals of delight from young children. They love the rhythmic words and cuddly drawings that have made this series such a collectable hit with teachers, parents, adults, as well as the kids. Get the Holiday Drama book as well as this new "Llama Llama Home with Mama" for Christmas gifts. That's exactly what Nana and Pa have done, and we will read this new version prior to gifting. Later we will get the chance to read it to our grandchildren, over, and over, and over, and over. In the end, Llama Llama always learns a lesson suited for all, from toddlers to elderly seniors.
The illustration art inside is the same great Llama quality as all of the Llama Llama books. Although I'm now retired, these books are always a HUGE hit in elementary school classrooms. A must-own set for teachers, so fun to read to the class. Kids beg, "Read it again, please. Read it again." That happens every time, with every Llama Llama book. What a wonderful, and affordable, gift to give your elementary child's teacher for the holiday. Beginning homeschooling readers will read Llama Llama books till they have them memorized.
Llama Llama Red Pajama
LL Mad at Mama
LL Misses Mama
LL Holiday Drama
& now Llama Llama Home with Mama
Also Amazon has postings for pre-purchase opportunity on younger children's board books with the same wonderful Anna Dewdney Llama Llama character. Check out Llama Llama Nighty-Night and Llama Llama Wakey-Wake; 14 page books for less than $6 that we'll have to pick up for our newest grandchild, Frank, to be born in just 2 weeks. He should be able to read them by January, after all, he is our grandson. :)
I love the interaction between Mama Llama and Llama Llama. My kids seem to relate well to the stories because Llama Llama reminds them of themselves. We have read it so often that my kids say the ending word (so they help me rhyme). This author has done a really good job of telling cute story that entertains kids. I especially like towards the end when Mama Llama catches Llama Llama's cold, and now Llama Llama is doing the stuff mama did for him.
Nice read for daytime or bedtime.
I wasn't as pleased as I was with the first two Llama Llama books. The rhymes and rhythm in this latest installment seem trite rather than charming, and the illustrations seem rushed. Whereas "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and "Llama Llama Out with Mama" evoked sentimental feelings and misty eyes for this mother of two, I was just ready for this current installment to be over. Still, it's cute, and my children enjoyed it.
If you're new to Anna Dewdney, try "Llama Llama Red Pajama" or "Roly Poly Pangolin" first. In my opinion, these are her best books.