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Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino
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Is Your Mama a Llama? (edition 2004)

by Deborah Guarino, Steve Kellogg (Illustrator)

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Title:Is Your Mama a Llama?
Authors:Deborah Guarino
Other authors:Steve Kellogg (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (2004), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:easy, animals, rhyming, gr. k-3

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Another great children's book with fantastic pictures and rhymes. I like that this book causes the reader to dig deeper into who is the mother and why other options could not be a fit. ( )
  Erin_Holte | Apr 26, 2016 |
Lloyd, the young llama, discovers what kind of animal his mama really is.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 25, 2016 |
This is a delightful book written from the point of view of a little llama named Lloyd. He goes on an adventure to look for his mother and meets many different animals each asked the essential question of, "Is Your Mama A Llama?" At the conclusion of the book he meets his friend Llyn who of course is a llama like Lloyd and together they find their mamas. The lyrical rhythm of the rhyming prose is sure to delight readers as they go along on the adventure with Lloyd. This could be a fun addition to a unit on animals and/or animal habitats as Lloyd meets many animals who live in different habitats such as seals, and bats.
  Keinhorn | Mar 11, 2016 |
This is just a really cute children's story that would be read for fun. It also goes through different animals for when the Llama is trying to find his mother.
  mackenzie1992 | Feb 24, 2016 |
Personally I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it for a few reasons. First, I think it really evokes thought process in the reader. The book is sort of like a guessing game which is really interesting to readers. The story is about a young llama trying to figure out who his real mom is and each picture shows him talking to his different animal friends and he asks “is your mama a llama?’ Instead of the different animals simply responding “yes” or “no” they respond with clues as to what animal their mama really is. For example “she hangs by her feet and hangs in a cave, I do not believe thats how llamas behave.” Before the author gives the reader the answer on the same page she allows the reader to think about it for a couple of seconds until they turn to the next page. For example “Oh,” I said. “You are right about that. I think your mama looks more like a ...” When the reader turns the page there is a giant illustration of a “BAT!” I think it is a really fun book for a child to read. Also, the pictures are really vivid and colorful. I like how every animal in the book is illustrated. The book introduces the reader to some animals they possibly were not familiar with. The illustrations take up the whole page. I love the whimsical rhyming scheme. Young readers i believe really enjoy rhyming not only because it is fun but, because the constant repetition of sounds teach kids what letters make which sounds when together. For example “dave and cave” kids know what the “ave” sounds like so they learn to pronounce and read words that look similar like “gave, rave, and save”. The rhyming scheme is very beneficial to the reader. The book is a great read for young children to grade 1. I loved reading the book. ( )
  rsheha1 | Feb 21, 2016 |
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Another classroom favorite. This is a great book for talking about animals in general, about adult/baby animal terms, and practicing questions. It's got some good predictive illustration to go along with the riddle-like text, but it would depend a lot on the visual sophistication of the reader.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0590447254, Paperback)

The board book version of this popular recitation of animal characteristics is equally as delightful as other editions, with one key improvement: it's inedible. This robust reissue follows lovable Lloyd the llama on his quest to find out what percentage of the baby animal population has llamas for mamas. The rhymes are original and infectious, and the riddles are sure to have children shouting out the answers in anticipation of turning the page.

Youngsters often exhibit an insatiable appetite for adorable baby animals, and Is Your Mama a Llama provides plenty of fodder for fawning. Illustrator Steven Kellogg, however, manages to keep the pictures sweet without being saccharine. And rest assured, no matter how often your little one is compelled to kiss the critters, the sturdy board-book format will stand the test of time (and of course, slobber). (Ages 0 to 4)

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A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.

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