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Llama Llama Home with Mama
Contributor(s): Dewdney, Anna

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ISBN: 0670012327     ISBN-13: 9780670012329
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
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Binding Type: School And Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2011

Annotation: Llama Llama's mother takes good care of him when he has to stay home from school because he is sick, but when Mama Llama begins to feel sick, too, Llama Llama knows how to take care of her.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
Sick; Fiction.
Mother and child; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Health & Daily Living | Diseases
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mammals
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2011004910
Lexile Measure: 290
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Llama Llama
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 10.00" W x 0.50" (1.10 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146101
Reading Level: 1.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q55502
Reading Level: 1.7   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Anna Dewdney was a teacher, mother, and enthusiastic proponent of reading aloud to children. She continually honed her skills as an artist and writer and published her first Llama Llama book in 2005. Her passion for creating extended to home and garden and she lovingly restored an 18th century farmhouse in southern Vermont. She wrote, painted, gardened, and lived there with her partner, Reed, her two daughters, two wirehaired pointing griffons, and one bulldog. Anna passed away in 2016, but her spirit will live on in her books.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
"Achy, fever, stuffy head...Llama Llama back to bed." The young llama stays home from school, takes medicine, plays with toys, naps--and passes his malady on to Mama. As usual, the text is well metered, and young fans of the series will identify with the rituals of a sick day. Parents, too, will appreciate Llama Llama's recognition of his mother's needs.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 June #4)

When Llama Llama wakes up with a cold, Mama Llama feels his forehead, looks at his throat, and sends him back to bed to rest. Later, she reads Llama Llama a story and makes him some soup, but while Llama Llama is on the mend, Mama is starting to feel sick herself: "Get more tissues. Bring a cup./ Fluff a comfy pillow up./ What else could Mama Llama need?/ How about some books to read?" Dewdney's rhymes are as cozy as ever, and she captures the frustrations of both those who are ill and those who have to attend to them: "Mama coughs, and Llama yawns..../ How long can this day go on?" Readers of any age who have been there will relate. Ages 3–5. (Aug.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 September)

PreS—Fans of Llama Llama will want to stay home from preschool and read this with their own mamas. Llama is sick with a sore throat, and children who have to take "yucky" medicine will relate to how he feels. Llama Mama takes care of him, and just when he starts to feel better, she gets sick. He knows just what to do to make her feel better, and after rest, and a comfy pillow, the two cozy up in bed and share a book. The story has wonderful rhyming phrases and large, colorful illustrations full of priceless facial expressions and body language.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH

[Page 120]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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