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Llama, Llama Red Pajama
Contributor(s): Dewdney, Anna, Dewdney, Anna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0670059838     ISBN-13: 9780670059836
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $16.20  
Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: May 2005
Annotation: In this infectious rhyming and read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama-drama. Young children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message. (Baby/Preschool)
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mother and child; Fiction.
Bedtime; Fiction.
Llamas; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2004025149
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Llama Llama
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 12.00" W x 0.25" (1.05 lbs) 40 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 87616
Reading Level: 2.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Anna Dewdney ( is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Llama Llama series. She lives in southern Vermont.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Fall)
While in his bed, a llama gets worked up because he's convinced that his mother has abandoned him. Mama snaps--"Baby Llama, / what a tizzy! / Sometimes Mama's / very busy"--before reassuring him. The understated message--moms deserve a break--is refreshing in a picture book for young children, who will appreciate this llama drama's exaggerated facial expressions. Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 April)
PreS-K-With its sweet rendering of the trials of bedtime and separation anxiety, this book's familiar theme will be a hit with youngsters. Baby Llama, all tucked in and kissed after his bedtime story, watches his mama leave the room with a worried expression on his face. When he calls her and she does not come back immediately, he succumbs to a fit of wailing and weeping, finally bringing his panic-stricken mother at a full gallop. After her reassurance that "Mama Llama's always near, even if she's not right here," Baby Llama settles and drifts off to sleep. This story has a simple rhyme scheme, using natural language that children will enjoy. The large, boldly colored pictures have a grand and sweeping quality, extending out to the edges of the pages. Baby Llama's facial expressions capture his fear and alarm wonderfully. The contrast between light and dark enhances the drama in the story. This effective read-aloud will be a popular choice for storyhour and one-on-one sharing.-Corrina Austin, Locke's Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.