FC: A smile as sweet as spring | A COLLECTION OF LLAMA LLAMA BY ANNA DEWDNEY READING JOURNAL ENTIRES
3: "Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney This is my first Llama Llama book and I must say I love it. It made me think of my son when he went to daycare for the first time and he refused to let me leave. I ended up staying there for 20 minutes before he would let me go. The teacher said he cried on and off but was easily distracted by playing with the other kids. I knew he enjoyed his time there because when I picked him up he was laughing and playing with the other kids. Not to mention he babbled non stop all the way home. In the pictures, little Llama is holding his lovey doll which is exactly what my son did the whole time he was there. A lot of memories from this book. I think I’ll read all the Llama Llama books.
5: Oh my this book had me laughing. I’m sure my son feel the same way when I drag him to the store or mall to go shopping. My daughter not so much because she’s still too young to know there are more enjoyable things to do. I’m reading this book and it’s like Anna Dewdney was there documenting all the crazy stuff my son did during a shopping trip. The best part was the absolute breakdown of Llama Llama, that picture is priceless. Food and things flying everywhere and Mama Llama saying ‘that’s enough.‘ My son told me that’s what I say to him. What parent has not had a kid have a complete breakdown in public no less! I’m going to have my husband read this and know that it’s not just our child who freaks out at the store.
7: These books are just awesome. I laughed during this book too! While reading it with my son I kept saying to him “that’s what you do.” The best part and best pictures are Llama Llama thinking mama’s gone with his eyes opened wide and then turn the page shows him freaking out and yelling. EXACTLY what my son does when he wants me to tuck him into bed and not daddy. And of course I come running upstairs just like Mama Llama telling him sometimes Mamas get busy and that he needs to be patient. The look on Llama Llama’s face is identical to my son’s, innocent and sweet like he wasn’t the one screaming. Anna Dewdney is just dead on how parenting kids can be difficult but fun and how those moments between parent and child really are.
8: Did you know this book wasn't suppose to be a Christmas book although it's labeled as such. Anna Dewdney actually wanted it to be a general holiday book not specific to any religion. She wanted to capture the anxiety, anticipation, and how it takes FOREVER for the holidays to get here. Another Llama Llama beautiful written and illustrated. I can relate all the hurry up and no where to go feeling that Llama Llama has.
11: As I was reading this book to my son, he was the one with a lot of connections to the book. He talked about how he would play of the monkey bars, swings and that in fact he had a red and yellow car JUST LIKE the one in the book. Although he sadly informed me that he didn’t have a big wheel and wondered if somehow he could get one. And at the end of the book he turned to me and asked if he could have a popsicle just like llama llama. I said ‘no‘ it’s bedtime and popsicles will have to wait for the morning.
13: Another nice simple book. I’m so in love with these llama llama books it’s crazy. I absolutely loved this one. As I was reading it I pointed out the Cassian that Llama Llama does the same things he does when he gets ready for bed. In which case Cassian pointed out that it’s in a different order. He also said he wanted to go and brush his teeth since Llama Llama did. He refused to brush them earlier, positive peer pressure is a wonderful thing.
14: This was a nice simple book. I read it thinking it would be a great book to read to preschool or kindergarten. Particularly if the students were having trouble focusing or needed to burn off some energy. It’s quick and simple to read. I wonder where Anna Dewdney gets these ideas for her books and I just realized that she also does all the illustrations too!
16: Due out in September!