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Llama Llama Misses Mama (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Anna Dewdney

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

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Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney (2009)

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I LOVE the llama llama books. This one is my favorite. It's about llama who goes to school for the first day, and misses his mama. The teacher assures llama that there are fun games and friends at school, and his mom will be back after school to get him. I love this story because many children can get very nervous when first attending school. It describes all the fun activities and games, such as playing on the slide or reading on the reading rug with friends. This book is very relatable for younger students because the first day of school would be very scary.
The writing throughout the story rhymes, and flows smoothly among the pages in a poetry form. There are various sight words bolded and highlighted throughout the book in a different color which could be helpful for emergent readers.
The pictures are done on a canvas with oil paintings using vibrant colors. The reader could read the emotions of the characters. An example is when the llama starts to miss his mama, you can tell because his eyebrows are slanted down, his eyes are low, and he's frowning. The pictures are either right next to the text, or the entire page is a picture, which helps children understand the text.
This book could be a very helpful tool to read to a child who is preparing to go to school. The story describes the everyday activities expected in school step by step. For example, the story starts with llama waking up and the author included the steps of getting ready. Llama brushes his teeth and eats his breakfast. When he gets to school he hangs up his coat, put his stuff away, says goodbye to mom, meets his teacher, etc. It is a realistic book that can encourage students that school isn't that scary. In the beginning he misses his mom, but he realizes she will come back and that there are so many fun filled things to do in school. ( )
  emilymcnally | Nov 15, 2016 |
This was a cute little book that would be good to used to show that animals miss their mamas just like we do. Children would really like this one because they can relate to it. ( )
  Alexgirl16 | Oct 20, 2016 |
This book is about a baby lama who goes to school for the first time. She is scared and shy and wants her momma. When she starts to cry everyone comforts her. She cheers up and plays with everyone. At the end her mom comes and picks her up. A theme of thi, our friends can cheer us up if we let them. ( )
  brittney3 | Apr 12, 2016 |
A great book about a Llama on his first day of school, with all the emotions. ( )
  traceeo | Feb 16, 2016 |
Llama Llama is getting ready for the first day of preschool and he does not want Mama to leave him. He does not want to join in when the teacher asks him to do many of the different activities. Eventually a peer is able to reassure him that he will be okay and he starts to join in with the classmates. This was a great book to use at the beginning of the school year with my preschoolers. It was easy to use this story to engage the students in conversations about their emotions with starting school. This is also a great book to use to discuss friendships.
  ChristineKelly | Feb 7, 2016 |
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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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