Friday, September 9, 2016

Bedtime Story: Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Read for: Children's Book Challenge & We love Llama Llama.
Synopsis: "Strange new teacher.
Strange new toys.
Lots of kids and lots of noise!

What would Llama like to do?
Llama Llama feels so new . . .

It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back?

Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!"

My Review: We love Llama Llama books and this one was no different, might be a favorite right behind the original Llama Llama (Red Pajama). This is a great book to help those little ones transitioning into school, or even a new classroom even. I love the rhyme and rhythm of the book, it makes everything flow so smoothly, it also lends a soothing tone to the story. It sparked some great conversations with Munchkin about starting his new class and also welcoming new kids into his class as well.
My Rating: We really enjoyed this one and it was a great way to connect to Munchkin and talk about his experiences in his new Pre-K class room with a nice soothing book. We give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
I just found out that Anna Dewdney just past away last weekend, such a sad loss, we will miss her beautiful books as we didn't know her as a person. Just another little reminder to spend as much time with our little ones as days are numbered whether they just grow up or someone dear is lost.
Anna, you and your beautiful stories will be missed! Thank you for the fantastic tales!
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!


  1. Sad! I didn't know the author passed away. We enjoy the Llama Llama books as well. I love that you mentioned the rhythm of the books. They are very fun to read because of that.

    1. Isn't it fantastic how they just roll off the tongue?! Usually when kids books rhyme everything they can get kind of awkward to read but Llama Llama books just have a nice flow to them.