Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Book - 2007
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A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007
ISBN: 9780670062409
0670062405
Branch Call Number: CJ D
CJ D
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm

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KCLS_Gerry Oct 27, 2014

I use this book at Storytime every year on the day after Thanksgiving - for "Buy Nothing Day."
I also recommend it to people I see at stores whose youngster is having a meltdown!
The parents love it and can relate.

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mmcbeth29
Aug 20, 2014

I loved Llama Llama Red Pajama because of the incredible use of facial expressions in the illustrations to tell the story. I loved the title of this book and was hoping it would be as good. I was disappointed. Dewdney, the author does not use facial expressions well. The illustrations are not as interesting.
The rhyming of the story does not flow well throughout the book. I found myself having to reread parts of it trying to make sense of it. The story line does not sit well with me either. Mama takes Baby Llama from playtime to go shopping (bribing him with a treat first of course). Then when Baby Llama has had enough and throws a tantrum which includes throwing food around, there are no consequences for him. She makes him help clean up the mess, but she happily gets him ice cream in the end. I can see the reality of the child's frustration in this story, but all I see it teaching is that children can behave badly when they are frustrated and parents should just excuse it away.
Would I recommend this book? NO

JewelMcLatchy Oct 26, 2012

Perfect depiction of a toddler on a shopping trip who just doesn't care and has THE public meltdown that all parents dread. Mama did handle it very well (as stated in another comment).

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SingleMamma
Aug 25, 2012

Quite silly, but very cute too! Mama Llama handles a misbehaving little llama very well and little llama learns that shopping does not have to be all waiting.

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bookaholic007
Jul 18, 2011

Me and my sister read the whole 3 book Llama series and had alot of fun with reading it out loud!!!!
It was really funny!

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williampbryan
Jan 03, 2011

A must read for any person who has ever tried to take a toddler to the store :)!

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clairewise
Jul 24, 2010

Quite possibly my FAVOURITE book of all time!!!! "Llama Llama out with Mama, shopping at the shop-o-rama...." LOVE it, and so do my girls! 5+++++ stars!

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Calgovin
Aug 06, 2008

Another brilliant book - very easy for my son to relate to Little Llama, and great for approaching the topic of the emotion with a child.

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reviewer
Jun 11, 2008

One of the most effective books for toddlers that I've seen in a long time.

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SingleMamma
Aug 25, 2012

SingleMamma thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 6

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bookaholic007
Jul 18, 2011

bookaholic007 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Calgovin
Aug 06, 2008

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and under

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JewelMcLatchy Oct 26, 2012

CRASH the cart and SMASH the signs. / No more waiting! No more lines! / Out go socks and Cheezee Puffs... / Llama Llama, that's enough!

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