Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama Misses Mama

by Anna Dewdney

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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!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593116715
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Series: Llama Llama Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 41,966
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

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.

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Llama Llama Misses Mama 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as an present for my twin grandsons who are almost two. They already have Llama Llama Red Pajama and Llama Llama Mad at Momma. They love this one as much as the others. Every night they after their baths they go get the three books and we read them. They start crying when you are done with all three and want you to read them again. All you have to say to get them laughing is Llama Llama. It's really great. They will sit still for an hr with those books. Can't wait until there is another one.
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
This is the third Llama Llama book my children have and it might be the best yet. Llama Llama is still as endearing as ever in this story about growing up. Of course, Mama is here to provide love and support to Llama Llama. A wonderful book!
Cassie Marek More than 1 year ago
My Mom was working at the book and My sisters bother and I were picking out books and looked at this one decided to read it. I did and loved. How the flow of the book went and so much more!!!!!! I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good story for your toddlers starting school for the first time! Highly recommend!
Heather Colemer More than 1 year ago
My daughter really enjoys this book. She has even talked about how llama shouldn't be scared and how making friends is fun. I always reassure my girls we will always come back and get them, she commented on that at the end of the book. Buy all 3, you won't regrett it :)
VancesMom More than 1 year ago
I snuggled my 4 year old and he said "I don't think I like this book" BUT after 2 pages he loved it and begged me to read it again and again since last month, llama llama has become the top requested books. Charming stories and rhymes and art work. I think this helps kids learn about chores, being afraid and missing their parent and we talk about what llama can do to feel better or make shopping more fun. Great present idea!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this story for my 3yo daughter, she LOVES this story because you can use excitement, sad, wonder, or any other emotion when reading this book and children just love it! They can really relate to baby llama, they feel his fear and shyness and sadness, as well as his excitement when mama llama returns... GREAT story the preschoolers will just LOVE!!!! There is one point in the story where the teacher is reading a story and baby llama says "llama llama hates that book"... but I just substitute "llama llama doesn't like that book" instead... but all-in-all, I give it 5 stars!!!
Stay-at-home_Mom_of_Two More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've bought for my daughters! The cover first caught my attention and the story lines and rhyming sealed the deal. My daughters love to have books read to them and this is one that they ask for every night at bedtime. My three year old is into finding words that rhyme and this book sure fits her. She's getting ready to start preschool in the fall and Llama Llama Misses Mama is helping us teach her what to expect. We have also purchased Llama Llama Mad at Mama and absolutely love the story. I'm sure many mothers and fathers can relate to having their children lose their calm while shopping. Looking forward to buying the other Llama Llama books.
LAR4 More than 1 year ago
We can't wait for more Llama Llamas!
TheHowardsinNJ More than 1 year ago
We bought the first two books of this series for Christmas 2007. Our 2 year old memorized both books in about a montb. We've waited for another book. I was so excited to find Llama Llama Misses Mama and brought it home for our daughter who is now 3. She's in preschool this year and can relate to the story. The diversity of animals relates to the classroom and real world. The author uses basic emotions and concepts with her colorful illustrations in all three books. Her books are educational and enjoyable. We can't wait until the next book! The Howards in NJ
KB151 More than 1 year ago
We love all of her books! My children really enjoy the illustrations and story.
GrammiP More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves all the Llama books but this one is especially endearing. He started pre-school last August and Llama Llama Misses Mama touches on all the new experiences he has faced. He requests this book at bedtime, sometimes more than once. He is able to recite the whole book himself, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a lifesaver!! My daughter started preschool and had a very hard adjusting. I purchased this book and it has really helped with her transition. She makes me read it everynight and she has now begun reading it to all her dolls and toys. Great book!!
Emily Doss More than 1 year ago
It so neat I can't stop thinking about it.
avidreaderDC More than 1 year ago
My two grandkids 4 and 2 loved this book. They insisted it be read to them no less than 10 times a day for 5 days. The 4 y/o is starting preschool and he really enjoyed listening and then reading it to me. The 2 y/o loved the pictures and the rhyming. Absolutely kept them engaged. Get the hardback.
Yaccova More than 1 year ago
We love the Llama Llama series in our home. While it lacks the same extraordinarily high level of appeal of "Llama Llama Red Pajama," it is a wonderful well-written children's book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great back to school book or for little ones entering school for the first time. It relates to the feelings the kids have going to school better than other school books and then, of course, ends with mama llama coming back and little llama figuring out that he can love school and mama too. Used this for my kindergartener and preschooler and they both loved it.
JenSD More than 1 year ago
Violets_Mom More than 1 year ago
Got this for my 2 1/2 year old daughter. She loves it and I love reading it to her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 and 4 year old girls just love the llama llama books and so do I! Funny how as parents sometime we try to avoid books with a lot of words. I think this is a happy medium and definately has a great message in all 3 books that teaches children good lessons about life and growing up!
Teacher-zoey More than 1 year ago
This series of books by Anna Dewdney really capture the special bond between the adorable Llama Llama and the loving mother. Your kid's hearts will melt while reading these touching stories and this one just may be the best.
margareth More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves this story! Enjoys hearing it again and again.
agray More than 1 year ago
My 2 1/2 year old loved this book instantly! We must read it several times. I would recommend this book and I will look for more by this author.
ILoveToReadLH More than 1 year ago
This latest addition to the Llama Llama series is already a favorite of my two grandchildren. Collect them all, you won't be disappointed!
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Llama, Llama books follow a very set format - something happens, the llama gets more and more frustrated, the llama throws a tantrum, and the grown-ups help fix things. Except this time he doesn't have a tantrum (he's growing up, clearly), he just starts to cry.The author is very good at presenting children's emotions. You can see him getting more and more upset as the day goes on, including the famous "Llama Llama HATES that book" line. Perfectly accurate - when have you ever heard a cranky child say they "don't like" something? No, they always go for the strongest word they know - hate. And so do we. We say "I hate getting up at the crack of dawn" and "I hate being stuck in traffic" and "I hate when the milk spoils two days after it's bought". To say "I don't like this" would sound stilted and artificial - and we're grown-ups! Children have even bigger emotions and less experience dealing with them. I've never yet met the four year old who didn't use that word at some point, usually to their parents' chagrin.Besides, it's clear that he doesn't hate books and reading in general, or even *that* book - he's scared and confused and he's expressing it the only way he knows how - by being a major crankypants. Perfectly normal.So why did I only give this book three stars? Two reasons:First, I think the resolution is a bit pat. He cries, his teacher hugs him, and then he throws himself into playing. Seriously? Not very realistic, even if it *does* fit into the 32 pages of this book. While I like that his reaction to Mama coming home is "You came back!" rather than "I WANT TO STAY!", it's still a little too easy. Yes, even for children starting school the first time. If they're the sort who has a rougher time of it they might be upset when they realize that a few days into the week they still don't like leaving their mom.Second, and this is why I never have *paid for* any of the Llama, Llama books, I find the text a little clunky. I always have, in all these books. I find that the author uses the names "Llama, Llama" and "Little Llama" too much (how often, seriously, do you use somebody's name in conversation with them? This is why pronouns are invented), I find the constant steady beat to be a little trying, with some lines using odd phrasing or odd stress in order to fit (and the same goes for the rhymes in the book), and I find a lot of the story... well, sappy and twee. The closing line of this book is "Llama Llama loves his Mama... And he loves school too!!!!" and although it's a good sentiment, and probably an honest one, it's all I can do to not read it in the most syrupy voice this side of Mrs. Butterworth. I'm glad he loves everything now that he's in a good mood, but the way it's written - blech.Of course, you know, that's just me. My nieces like the Llama, Llama books, so once in a while I check them out from the library for them and I haven't turned around and sent this one into their school as a "donation" yet.