Bewitched Kids Corner {13} The Llama Llama Series by Anna Dewdney

Posted 1 November, 2013 by Pushy in Blog, Bookworms, Featured, Pushy, Pushy Book Review / 1 Comment

by Anna Dewdney Series:
Published by Viking, Viking Juvenile Genres: Children, Picture Book
Source: Bought

Happy Friday, and welcome to the latest installment of our monthly feature
where we review Children’s books.

The Llama Llama Series

llama llama

By Anna Dewdney
Amazon / B&N / Indiebound / Goodreads

Llama, Llama red pajama waiting, waiting for his mama. Mama isn’t coming yet. Baby Llama starts to fret. In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn’t come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama’s need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama’s reassuring message.

Yucky music, great big feet. Ladies smelling way too sweet.

Look at knees and stand in line.

Llama Llama starts to whine.

Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can’t leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he’s having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. Parents and children are sure to recognize themselves in this fun-to-read follow-up to the popular Llama Llama Red Pajama.

Llama llama love love

By far one of my favorite kids series is the Llama llama series by Anna Dewdney.  Whether I’m trying to wind my brood down at the end of the day or ensnaring the 20+ kids in my youngest’s Pre-K class for a story time, Anna Dewdney’s vibrant paintings and gorgeous, verse-based stories are always a win!

I was a late finder of these books and wish that I had known about them when my twins were younger but I came across the series when my youngest (now 5) was little.  I love how well these books lend themselves to being read out loud and how fun reading them, with their cleverly woven rhymes, can be as well.  Plus, I love how little llama has to learn many of the same lessons I’ve had to teach my own kids.

Fun, funny and visually fabulous, this series is a great addition to any library!


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One Response to “Bewitched Kids Corner {13} The Llama Llama Series by Anna Dewdney”

  1. I loved the first couple Llama, Llama books, I read them with my kids when they were small. I enjoyed reading them out loud, the rhymes were so easy to roll off the tongue, and they entertained the kids while teaching them important lessons. I had no idea that there were so many of them now, though!
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