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this is a wonderful book. My child of 2.8 years age loved the rhyming, all the llama drama. it teaches her about patience, to wait with calm.
This is a lovely book for any child, filled with colorful illustrations. It addresses the fact that many children share a fear of the dark. I’m sure most of us adults shared this fear when we were children too! There are a lot of rhyming words, which make it an easy read for a child. The facial expressions also add humor to the story. (submitted by KB)
It has just been revealed that Anna Dewdney has died from cancer, at the age of fifty. Her books are marvelous bed-time reads for children - books with a message- and she will be missed by children and parents alike. One of her last requests was for everyone to read a story-book to a child in her honour.
Love this rhyming bedtime story! It really does cover a typical night for a young child going to bed. It made me laugh
Rhyming text and expressive illustrations tell the story of a little llama who wants to keep his mama close. Themes - Llamas, Bedtime
A great tale for kids who are spooked of the dark or struggle with bedtime.
I was enchanted from the very first picture! The author/illustrated knows how to use facial expressions in her art that tell a story even without words. There are actually two stories going on. One is the afraid llama who isn't sure about sleeping alone and the other is the mama who has lovingly put her child to bed and then goes about her evening tasks.
This is a very realistic story. Kids get scared sometimes and parents get busy. I love when mama says she is always with baby llama even when she can't be in the room with him and this reassures him.
There are a lot of high emotions swirling in this book. Baby gets very scared, he behaves badly, mama gets frustrated. I still think this is a great read-a-loud book. You can sit down with your child and discuss the many emotions as you read. You could also discuss how baby llama could handle his situation better. I disagree with the bad reviews that say this book promotes bad behavior. This is how kids already act. The book is a comical view of the real world. I say read it out loud. Laugh with your child and teach him/her something through this book. And again, the illustrations are amazing!
Would I recommend this book? YES. Especially as a teachable moment read-a-loud
A Classic picture book that incorporates lots of rhyming words.
I read this story to 3 groups of pre-schoolers aged 3, 4 and 5 and all of them were totally involved ! A lovely story and also confirmed mother's love even though she cannot always 'be there' ! The rhyming was fun too !
My 3 & 4 year old boys absolutely love this series! Every parent can relate to dealing with scared kids at bedtime, too :)
we read it today with my four year old, it was an easy read and easy to remember, good illustration too.
My 4-year-old daughter is learning to read. She liked this book. This is an easy to read book for beginners.
Love this book but for some reason I am unable to make the words mama, llama and pajama rhyme when I read it aloud :(
Possibly my favourite picture book. Well, currently, anyways. LLAMA DRAMA!!!
One of my all time favourite children's picture books. Oh yeah, my kids like it too!