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Llama Llama Misses Mama BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Dewdney, Anna

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ISBN: 0593116712     ISBN-13: 9780593116715
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
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Binding Type: Board Book
Published: September 2019
This item may be ordered no more than 25 days prior to its street date of September 24, 2019
Annotation: 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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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | New Experience
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: E
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Llama Llama
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 7.50" W x " 32 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q50621
Reading Level: 1.0   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Fall)
In bouncy rhyming couplets, this reassuring book describes Llama Llama's first day at preschool. Missing Mama, he hangs back and cries a little. But the teacher is kind, and the other children are friendly, so he decides to join in: "Llama finds out something new-- / He loves Mama...and school, too!" The spirited illustrations show all the trappings of a busy preschool. Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2009 March #5)

Llama Llama starts school in the third of Dewdney's gentle series. When Mama Llama waves goodbye to Llama Llama, he starts to feel sad. Despite Llama Llama's trepidations, bright colors and bold patterns make the school welcoming: the teacher is a hip zebra wearing pink and purple, and the other children (cat, goat, sheep and giraffe, among others) enthusiastically make art and play together. Slowly, Llama Llama comes around and decides that "he loves Mama... and school too!" The expressive animal faces and attention to detail make it a charming addition. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)

[Page 53]. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 June)

PreS-K—Dewdney's third book in the series retains the charm of the earlier titles. This time the little llama is starting school. He feels shy and lonely and misses his mama, but the day is saved by friendly intervention from his teacher and classmates. She reassures him, "Don't be sad, new little llama!/It's OK to miss your mama./But don't forget—/when day is through,/she will come right back to you." The children invite him to play and keep him busy and happy until his mother arrives. In a satisfying conclusion, the little llama realizes that he can love both Mama and school. Emotionally realistic storytelling, a bouncing rhythm, skilled rhyming, and expressive paintings in bright colors make for a pleasing package. Youngsters just beginning school will relate to Llama Llama's feelings, and caregivers will appreciate the story's supportive message.—Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL

[Page 82]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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