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Llama Llama Holiday Drama BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Dewdney, Anna

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ISBN: 1984835580     ISBN-13: 9781984835581
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
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Binding Type: Board Book
Published: October 2018

Annotation: In a board book edition of the popular picture book by the beloved author/illustrator, Llama Llama becomes overwhelmed as Christmas preparations progress, until his mother reminds him of the real gift the holiday brings.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Christmas; Fiction.
Mother and child; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Christmas & Advent
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2018190463
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Llama Llama
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 10.00" W x 0.50" (1.65 lbs)
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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.wo stay-at-home dogs.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
In his fourth book, Llama Llama wonders how, despite the season s "hustle bustle," the countdown to Christmas moves at a snail's pace. After too much shopping, baking, and waiting, Llama Llama melts down, and Mama Llama gives him a much-needed hug, reminding him: "the true gift is / we have each other." The illustrations convey the hectic atmosphere in great detail. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2010 #6)
In his fourth book, Llama Llama wonders how it is that despite the "hustle bustle" of the season, the countdown to Christmas Day moves at a snail's pace. After too much shopping (and waiting) and baking (and waiting), Llama Llama melts down, and Mama Llama gives him a much-needed hug. She tells him that "wishing, waiting, wanting things… / we forget what this time brings"; while presents are nice, "the true gift is / we have each other." Dewdney's illustrations convey the hectic atmosphere in such details as spilled eggnog and strings of lights strewn across the floor. Those who grinch about the frustrating pace of the holidays will enjoy this acknowledgment that Christmas can be hard on everyone -- and that a quick snuggle is always a good idea. jennifer m. brabander Copyright 2010 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2010 October #3)

In his fourth outing, Llama Llama learns what many children know: waiting for Christmas is tough. Shopping, making cookies, school activities, and unpacking Christmas tree lights proves "too much everything for Llama" and he has a "Holidrama" meltdown. Luckily, Mama is there to remind him: "Sometimes we should take a rest/ and hold the ones we love the best." Dewdney delivers a familiar holiday message with grace, as Mama and Llama Llama snuggle on a tranquil spread, next to their undecorated tree. Overwhelmed by holiday excitement and expectation, Llama Llama is as relatable as ever. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2010 October)

PreS-K—The holidays are filled with fun and excitement and a lot of things to do and make, but poor Llama Llama has to wait. Patience not being his strong suit, and completely overwhelmed by all the holiday activities, he has a complete meltdown on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, Mama Llama is there to save the day with hugs and kisses and a little quiet time. Dewdney continues to display her very real understanding of preschooler mentality. This story is as familiar as a favorite ornament (and the cover glitters). Llama fans and newcomers alike will be charmed.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library

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