Llama Llama Red Pajama

Llama Llama Red Pajama

by Anna Dewdney


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Llama, Llama red pajama

waiting, waiting for his mama.

Mama isn't coming yet.

Baby Llama starts to fret.

In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn't come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670059836
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/05/2005
Series: Llama Llama Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,360
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 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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Praise for Llama Llama Red Pajama:

“A real charmer that will leave preschoolers giggling and parents appreciating the familiar scenario.” —Booklist
“Dewdney’s tale is bound to become a comical classic.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Llama, Llama Red Pajama 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since she received this book at 11 months, my daughter adores this book. She searches for it if it is not on the coffee table. She finds it and brings it to us to read or just sits and looks at the pages, flipping back and forth. If you just say LLama, Llama Red Pajama it sets her off on a hunt. If she is about to have a melt down or is in the middle of one, bringing out the book stops the melt down in its tracks. Still her fav four months later.
Sheilaw23 More than 1 year ago
I recently picked up this book for my 1 year old daughter. She loves books and being read to. She's never seemed to favor one book over another until now!! She loves Llama Llama Red Pajama! She gets excited when you even say the title of the book. More amazing to me is how intently she listens and looks at the book. She's not overly eager to turn the page in this book, like she is with almost all others. We read it at least a few times a day and because its fun to read, neither myself or my husband dread having to read it. I'm waiting for her to wake from her nap and then we're off to the bookstore to buy the other books in this collection.
laugh-love-live More than 1 year ago
My son loved this book from the first read! It has a great lesson as he's an only child and can be quite dependent upon "Mama" at times--especially bed time. Wonderful illustrations telling a super story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so cute--great illustrations and love the rhyming text--but my 1 year old is really distressed by it. The picture of the llama baby screaming really freaked him out and now he cries when he sees the book. Maybe there was an age range given but I didn't see it. Probably just fine for older toddlers but tread carefully if you have a younger child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is agreat book my 4 year old and 1 year old love it. It helped my oldest to understand that mommy has stuff to do when she goes to bed. Great pictures and not so long that i lose my 4 year olds attention. Just a great book all together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We sat at B&N and read this book. I loved it because it is just like my kids calling me after I prayed and said good night. They are learning to read and the rhyming words and the illustrations are fun encouraging them to want to read the book. It is a great book for 5 and 6 years old children. And, Mama Llama loved it!!! (But Papa Llama said it was too expensive - almost $17 so we will read it at the library until the price goes down some). Definitely recommended!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book,but was disappointed once this ebook was downloaded to my iPad. For this price, there should be interactive pages and audio. The same quality online book was free at the Read for the Record website. The author's website is another resource that I would recommend which is free as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. The rhyming engages young children and the illustrations are just as engaging!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is three now, but we discovered this book through the Dolly Parton book of the month club and thank goodness we did because my son has loved it since the day we got it in the mail. We read this book just about every night at bedtime and I am going to get some of the other baby llama books soon.
MamaLisaIA More than 1 year ago
My son received this book as a gift when he was about 18 months old. We read it at least twice a day. He loves the illustrations. This is a must have book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for my niece last Christmas and she loved it. Wanted to have it read to her over and over again. And I thought it was too cute. The story is something kids and parents can relate to and the rhyming with llama was just too much. My husband and I still use the phrase "Llama Drama" and it's not even our book and we don't have kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter received this book for her 3rd birthday and it became an instant favorite (she's almost 4 and it's still her favorite at bedtime). She acts out the lines right along with me! I would definitely recommend this book for any toddler/preschooler.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my two year old..he has a lot of books but from the first raading this is the book he loved. He made me read it three times the first time and would bring it to me or his parents and let us know HE WANTED US TO READ it to him...he almost knows the story and his favorite part is when the mama llama comes back upstairs...he then tells us that she is back and the next page where the mother is kissing the baby OH HE LOVES THAT I just bought two more at the store today for two other two year olds, I hope they will love it as much ,,,it has been a real joy to see him love this book...nana
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books is the best. My daughter received this book on her 1st birthday and it has been a favorite ever since. She is currently 29 months old. She now anticipates whats coming and acts out what Baby Llama is doing (minus the yelling). She loves this book so much that I have been using it to help potty train her. She will only sit on her potty if she can read a book. She picks this book and a couple others every time. Also we have had to go and buy a second book because the first book was used so much that the pages become fragile. Such a treat of a book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book I could relate to. Young children are often impatient wanting things now (I'm an adult and sometimes I want things now too), but this book reminds little ones that even if mom is busy she still loves her child. Sometimes parents have to answer the phone, or finish what they are doing, as the llama mama in this book does, before she can bring a drink of water up to her child. Mom's will always attend to an emergency of course, but if it isn't an emergency, it is good for children to remember they sometimes need to be patient. Mom's are very busy. I know I am. Enjoyed the message Anna Dewdney intended for the book and liked her illustrations. A. D. Tarbox, author of ALREADY ASLEEP
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son received this last year for his 2nd birthday. It continues to be his favorite a year later. He memorized a lot of it and is the first book he will go to reach for. I just wish there were more books by this author or a llama llama series.
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francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The wonderful word sounds make this a joy to read out loud - and the illustrations are delightful, I'd like to cuddle that baby llama.
Hollywood75 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Llama Llama Red Pajama is one of our family favorites. We can read this book time and time again and always get a giggle. The story is Baby Llama demanding mom's attention time and time again. Mama Llama has a lot of chores to do so Baby Llama needs to learn the toughest lesson of all...patience. The pictures are full of details and there are great expressions drawn onto the characters faces. The rhythm of the story makes this story a little like a song.It is a story all about the bedtime routine which I find is a great tool when putting your own little ones to sleep.
kdemott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good bedtime book, I love the rhythm of it.
rsamet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This adorable picture book is the perfect story for children who have trouble falling asleep when left alone, and need reassurances that an adult is close by when needed. The entire story is done in rhyming verses, and it features illustrations of anthropomorphized llamas done in vibrant yet soft pastels. The two characters are the baby llama, who wears red pajamas, and the mama llama who tucks him into bed and then leaves the room. Baby llama starts to fret, and then panics, thinking that Mama is gone, but when he cries out, she rushes to his side and tells him that, "Mama Llama's always near, even if she's not right here." There are many funny lines, including a reference to "llama drama," which will make parents smile. Actually, baby llama's gender is never specified, so this book is suitable for young boys and girls, and the llama characters obscure any ethnic qualities as well. A recommended bedtime read for troubled sleepers ages 2-4.
rpultusk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable bedtime story about a llama who is afraid of being alone at night. After Mama Llama tucks him in, she leaves to do the dishes and talk on the phone. He worries that she's gone and he starts to cry and scream. Eventually, she comes back to remind him that while she might not always be right next to him, she will never leave him. Then, he falls asleep.The story is told in rhyme and the illustrations span both pages. There is no white space. The illustrations are bold, large, and full of energy. Some pages do not have text at all and the author/illustrator uses only pictures to move the story forward. This would be a perfect bedtime story.Highly recommended for preschool and elementary school libraries.
NSCCPDonna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
C and I love this book. The illustrations are beautiful. It has even helped to settle her when she is having a hard time sleeping by reminding her "mama is always near, even if she's not right here"
goodstories on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to use in storytime. The rhyming text just rolls right off your tongue, allowing you to put in as much energy as you can while building up the tension. Parents love this familiar tale of "llama drama". Enjoy it.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
very good book for little kids when scared when moms not there