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Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Misses Mama (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Anna Dewdney

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Title:Llama Llama Misses Mama
Authors:Anna Dewdney
Info:Viking Juvenile (2009), Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Picture Books, Your library
Tags:First day of school; Family

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Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney (2009)



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good book to use for rhymes in the preschool setting. ( )
  elizabethsalinas | Nov 12, 2015 |
This book is about a Llama who misses his Mama Llama on the firs tday of school. The teacher does her best to help Llama stay calm but he just misses Mama! He goes through everything a child on their first day of school would embark. ( )
  act239 | Nov 5, 2015 |
Llama's mama wakes him up for the first day of school, getting ready for the day: brushing teeth, eating some breakfast, clean the plate, oh no! their running late. The strange environment of new things leaves Llama shy. He watches the other accustomed children play, wondering what it is he should do, but instead hides away, feeling a indescribable loneliness. Realizing he misses his mama, he begins to cry, but the teacher and fellow peers calm him, assuring she will come back at the end of the day. Which she does! Little llama finds two things out, that he loves mama, and school. ( )
  candyceutter | Oct 16, 2015 |
good first day of school and rhyming patterns. ( )
  mew034 | Sep 15, 2015 |
Llama Llama gets ready and Mama takes him to his first day of school. Llama llama is sad and doesn't want to play, read or eat with his friends and teacher. His teacher reminds him that Mama will come back at the end of the day. After his talk with the teacher Llama Llama plays and draws with his friends. Mama picks him up and he is super excited and decides that he loves Mama and school.

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I think these book are super cute and the children really enjoyed them. I feel like I could use this book with children who are new to the classroom or are going to a new classroom.

I could use this book during helping others week.
I would have parents and children make a picture collage of their family so we could hang it on the walls. (They could have a piece of home at school.) I could have children make a picture of their family and ask them what they miss this most when they are at school.
  BrittanyCanales | Mar 26, 2015 |
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For Berol, my first to go off to school
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Llama Llama, warm in bed.

Wakey, wakey, sleepyhead!
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Again, I think this book is another great read for prekindergarten children. This story is very relatable and real for the preschool child, and the teacher can bring unlimited learning from Anna Dewdney’s Llama series. For example, the children can make predictions about what they think is going to happen in the story between the characters, and extend the predictions by asking how the characters will find resolutions. This book also provides an opportunity to introduce new vocabulary. The teacher can put the words up, and find ways to use the words throughout the school day, and encourage the children to use the words as well.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670061980, Hardcover)

Strange new teacher.
Strange new toys.
Lots of kids and lots of noise!

What would Llama like to do?
Llama Llama feels so new . . .

It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back?

Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!

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