Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Book - 2005
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At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and goes downstairs.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9780670059836
Branch Call Number: je Dewd


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Gentle, worries, rhyming

Exploring emotions, rhyming story

Exploring emotions, rhyming story

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Aug 01, 2019

this is a wonderful book. My child of 2.8 years age loved the rhyming, all the llama drama. it teaches her about patience, to wait with calm.

Jun 15, 2019

Great rhyming words

This is a lovely book for any child, filled with colorful illustrations. It addresses the fact that many children share a fear of the dark. I’m sure most of us adults shared this fear when we were children too! There are a lot of rhyming words, which make it an easy read for a child. The facial expressions also add humor to the story. (submitted by KB)

Sep 08, 2016

It has just been revealed that Anna Dewdney has died from cancer, at the age of fifty. Her books are marvelous bed-time reads for children - books with a message- and she will be missed by children and parents alike. One of her last requests was for everyone to read a story-book to a child in her honour.

Sep 02, 2016

Love this rhyming bedtime story! It really does cover a typical night for a young child going to bed. It made me laugh

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Rhyming text and expressive illustrations tell the story of a little llama who wants to keep his mama close. Themes - Llamas, Bedtime

taksina May 18, 2015

This isn't Llama Llama Red Pajama, its Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Nov 27, 2014

A great tale for kids who are spooked of the dark or struggle with bedtime.

Aug 14, 2014

I was enchanted from the very first picture! The author/illustrated knows how to use facial expressions in her art that tell a story even without words. There are actually two stories going on. One is the afraid llama who isn't sure about sleeping alone and the other is the mama who has lovingly put her child to bed and then goes about her evening tasks.
This is a very realistic story. Kids get scared sometimes and parents get busy. I love when mama says she is always with baby llama even when she can't be in the room with him and this reassures him.
There are a lot of high emotions swirling in this book. Baby gets very scared, he behaves badly, mama gets frustrated. I still think this is a great read-a-loud book. You can sit down with your child and discuss the many emotions as you read. You could also discuss how baby llama could handle his situation better. I disagree with the bad reviews that say this book promotes bad behavior. This is how kids already act. The book is a comical view of the real world. I say read it out loud. Laugh with your child and teach him/her something through this book. And again, the illustrations are amazing!
Would I recommend this book? YES. Especially as a teachable moment read-a-loud

MariePat Aug 08, 2014

A Classic picture book that incorporates lots of rhyming words.

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vernessa7 Jun 09, 2013

llama wants his mother for a cup of water and his mother does not come for a long time so he pouts but then his mother comes and she gives him a kiss and says goodnight then goes away. by michael


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