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Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

by Anna Dewdney

Series: Llama Llama

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It's Llama's first overnight stay with Gram and Grandpa. Mama drops him off with his overnight bag, but Fuzzy Llama was left in the car! Gram and Grandpa do their best to make their house "home away from home" for Llama, and at bedtime, Grandpa produces his own stuffed animal from childhood.
Kid and grandparents are both drawn realistically for this first experience (e.g. Llama is reluctant to tell them why he's sad; he tries a new food that he's skeptical about but ends up liking; he delays bedtime and they roll it into a new activity). ( )
  JennyArch | Jun 19, 2018 |
This is a great book for young readers. Llama is getting ready to spend his first night away from his parents. He packs everything he needs to spend the night at his grandparents house, but when he gets there, he realizes that he forgot his fuzzy (stuffed animal). Luckily his Grandpa still has his stuffed animal from when he was younger, and gave it to Llama. This book addresses the common theme of children being homesick and feeling alone. Llama learns that it is ok to be at her grandparents house over night. It was a home away from home and with grandpas stuffed animal, he was not alone. ( )
  SheenaAdcock | Apr 9, 2018 |
Llama Llama goes to spend the night with gram and grandpa, but leaves,Fuzzy his toy, in the car. Grandpa saves the night....
  CECC9 | Feb 1, 2018 |
There are several reasons I liked the book Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa. The first reason is because of the language. The story's patterned in a poetic sense, that exemplifies rhythms which, distill thoughts and feelings of the characters. "Llama's lips begin to quiver. Llama starts to shake and shiver. Llama needs his fuzzy near, but FUZZY LLAMA ISN'T HERE!" This piece of text shows the patterned language, when llama begins to feel homesick at his grandparents house. The second thing I liked about this book was the plot. In the story llama llama was having a great day at his grandparents house until, he realized he forgot his fuzzy at home and began to feel homesick. However, Grandpa llama came to the rescue in the story bringing llama llama a toy, "When Grandpa was a little boy, he also had a special toy. Big or little, young or old, a llama needs someone to hold." I related to this piece of text, for when I was little I too would feel homesick. Thus, making the plot very realistic in the conflict presented. Lastly, I enjoyed the illustrations. I felt that they fit the text and enhanced the mood of the characters in the story. An example of this being, tears when llama llama was homesick or upset. In conclusion, I feel that the 'big idea' of this story was that it's okay to feel homesick, but you should always know that you are not alone. Families care about you whether it is mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa. ( )
  madigischel | Oct 3, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book for several reasons. The central message of the story is about spending time with family as well as getting over homesickness – something children typically feel. Although it is a modern fantasy book and the main character is a llama, the plotline is still believable for young children! Llama Llama goes away to stay with his grandparents for the weekend and is homesick initially but by the end feels like his grandparents’ house is “home away from home”. This is a common feeling many children experience when they’re young, which makes the story relatable! The fact that each page included two rhyming lines made the pacing of the story very easy to follow and easy to read. For example, “pack up clothes and pjs tight – Llama’s going overnight” is one of the first lines in the story. The text is direct and the vocabulary is also appropriate for younger children. I enjoyed the shift that occurred in the plot of the story - llama goes into his sleepover at his grandparents' house reluctant and hesitant, but by the end of the weekend he doesn't want to leave! For example, llama was hesitant to try grandma's food because it was different from what he is used to at home, but once he tries it he wanted more. This teaches children an important lesson to give different experiences a try because they might actually enjoy them.I also enjoyed the illustrations because they made the characters come to life. Animals normally can’t talk or do human-like activities (like have slumber parties), but the illustrations still show the characters doing everyday tasks which also made the characters believable for young children while still allowing them to use their imagination! I liked that theme of the story can still easily be connected to everyday life. ( )
  ygurova | Feb 8, 2016 |
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It’s an exciting day for Llama Llama; he’s going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night! His first night away from home….and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It’s not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he’s forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama! Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams.

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"It's an exciting day for Llama Llama; he's going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night His first night away from home .and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It's not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he's forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama. Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams" --… (more)

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