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Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino

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
Tags:easy, animals, rhyming, gr. k-3

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Is Your Mama a Llama? (board book) by Deborah Guarino



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This modern fantasy book is about a llama who goes to her friends to see if their mother is a Llama too. First she goes to her friend, a bat, and asks. Then, she goes to a duckling, a calf, a seal, and a kangaroo. Then, she finally goes to another llama and asks the same question. The llama says that of course she is a llama, and that there are in the same herd. This made the llama feel happy because she finally found her friends. ( )
  BethWal94 | Apr 13, 2015 |
A little llama asks his friends who are different animals if their mamas are
llamas. A rhyming story that is good fun to practice rhyming word families as well as the names of different animals.
  kamijake | Mar 11, 2015 |
Summary: The baby llama asks other animals if their mothers are llamas too. He learns that there are many different species and kinds of families.

Personal connection: This book is another personal favorite of mine. I loved the rhyming scheme of the book, and the illustrations. This helps teach children the different dynamics of families. It can especially relate to the new modern families in today's society.

Class use: Have the students write poems about their mothers. ( )
  allisonpollack | Mar 10, 2015 |
I really liked this book because it is a great book to introduce different types of animals and their characteristics. I believe this story would be a great read for a first grade class because the language is simple yet informing. The illustrations are beautiful and helps the young readers see exavtly which type of animal is being represented. The best thing about this book is the rhyming and rhythm, which makes the reading part enjoyable. Another good thing about this book is how the students can guess which animal the baby animal belongs to. This will informally help teachers assess whether or not students know their basic animals or not. Students could learn a lot from this simple book, This book would be a great lesson to use in a classroom (in which I am planning to do). The idea of this book is to represent different animals by using a main character (the llama), to teach children about the characteristics and appearances of different animals. ( )
  bigkristin | Nov 3, 2014 |
A llama goes around asking all of the other young animals if their mama is a llama. It has a lot of rhyming and introduces a lot of different animals. It is a great learning book for young children.
  acbanis | Aug 15, 2014 |
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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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