Wednesday, March 9, 2011

llama llama mad at mama by Anna Dewdney

Lexile:    AD370
Pages:    31
Ages:     4-8

Llama Llama is playing and having fun when Mama Llama makes him stop to go shopping. He isn't happy about it, but Mama Llama has promised him a treat after the shopping is done. Llama Llama is patient for as long as he can manage and then has a temper tantrum in the store. All of you parents out there - does this ring any bells for you? : )

Mama Llama, to her credit, does not get angry. She firmly tells him, "Llama Llama, that's enough!" and proceeds to explain that she doesn't like shopping either, but it makes it better for her because she gets to do it with him. She then asks for his help in cleaning up the mess and they finish up the shopping together, making a game of it.

I like this rhyming book for the way it shows how to handle a situation we have probably all been in at one time or another without getting angry. Diverting a child's attention and asking for their help often helps a bad state of affairs get back on the right track. The colorful illustrations should hold your child's attention, and I think Llama Llama is just one of the cutest things in fur!

Peace, Love, and Reading,
Miss Laurie

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