Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Llama Llama Missing Mama
Llama Llama Missing Mama by Anna Dewdney
Anna Dewdney has written another Llama book and after reading it aloud I had a student declare that it was her favorite in the picture book series. I think this title is really relevant to K-1 kids because it is about Llama missing mom while at her first day of school. Llama begins her day a bit shy and unsure. She goes through the school day a bit hesitant about all the new routines when suddenly she misses her Mama. Little Llama's sadness is interrupted when a group of friends say..."Llama, llama, please don't fuss. Have some fun and play with us! Llama's sad day turns around when she realizes just how much she loves her Mama and her new school. This will be a great book for the beginning of the year! Right now it fits nicely into our basket of books that rhyme. With three in this series, next year it may need a basket of its own!