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Review: Llama Llama Home with Mama

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 5, 2011

Llama Llama Home with Mama

by Anna Dewdney

Reading level: Ages 3 and up

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Viking Juvenile (August 23, 2011)

Source: Publicist

What to expect: Rhyme, Sickness, Mother and child, Llamas

It’s always great when an author/illustrator can keep a good thing going. Anna Dewdney has done just that; Llama Lama Home with Mama boasts the same bestselling rhythm and intonation as the rest of the Llama Llama books that are library and home staples to so many. Making sure not to glamorize the point that Llama Lama will be staying home from school, the ups and downs of a young one being home sick are covered. Halfway through the story, Mama Llama finds herself with a sniffly nose, too, and Llama Llama rises to the occasion: “Wait! Llama Llama knows what’s best./Mama Llama needs a rest!” The illustrations are a delight—with the stroke of a paintbrush and the blending of pastel colors with darker and bold shades, Dewdney captures relatable moments with adorable pink llama noses and facial expressions. This is a soothing yet uplifting book for younger readers and there caretakers.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Bianca,

    I loved your review of “Llama Llama, Home with Mama.” It’s hard to strike a balance between caring for a child under-the-weather, and everything else too!
    I recently discovered a book that reminds me of “Llama Llama.”

    It’s titled, “Do Spiders Need Leggin’s When it’s Cold Outside?” Inspired by author Terri Sebastian’s son Ryan, who passed away shortly before his sixteenth birthday. Ryan helped save the lives of five other people by being an organ donor, and Terri wrote the book to both honor Ryan’s memory and promote organ donation.

    It tackles some of the questions a naturally curious youngster might ask, and answers them with a host of vivid and whimsical animal characters, illustrated by Buttons Boggs.

    I think you’d really love it! Check it out at the link below:


    September 9, 2011

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