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Llama Llama Mad at Mama Hardcover – September 6, 2007
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The tale is told in short, witty rhymes that are fun to read aloud and say together. For example, the boy's growing impatience in a shopping mall is described thusly:
"Yucky music, great big feet.
Ladies smelling way too sweet.
Look at knees and stand in line.
Llama Llama starts to whine."
Like other good picture books, this one is effortless to read, as each of its 15 page spreads has only about four lines, like those above. The artwork, by the author herself, illustrates the shopping trip in an entertaining, colorful manner. Designed for years of use, the book has a reinforced binding, and a dust jacket that's printed with the same art as that on the cover itself.
This title is a followup to 2005's Llama, Llama Red Pajama.
I was reading this aloud to my son at my local book store and a woman walking by looking for books for some children she knew said she HAD to buy it because simply listening to me read it made her happy. The rhythms and rhymes are fun and clever and the illustrations are icing on the cake. I never knew llamas could have such divine (and diverse!) facial expressions.
Also - what makes the art so exceptional is that it is very colorful and detailed but not TOO much to be overwhelming to the child so that the story itself gets missed by having "too much art."
One note - the age here says 9 - 12 in one section. I would think it is far more suited to late preschool, early elementary age children - although it is a read aloud older siblings would enjoy reading to the little ones.
I can totally relate to this story and although my sons have never thrown quite the enormous tantrum that Little Llama has done in this story, they have opened packages before checkout, thrown items out of the cart and pulled items off of the shelves despite being buckled in a cart and having my constant supervision.
Let's face it, kids have short attention spans and patience for shopping, but even more so, they have all this stimuli surrounding them and yet they are denied touching, tasting and playing with it during shopping trips. Regardless, parents must still shop and children need to learn tolerance for less than ideal situations. Llama Mama makes this clear in the book that she would rather be doing something else, too, but she still has to get her shopping done.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Our 4 year old LOVES all the Llama books. This one is currently her favorite.Published 1 day ago by AH2011
Myself and my kids love all the llama llama books!! Fantastic for kidsPublished 23 days ago by dani
This book series is great! I love that my daughter has memorized the book, and can now "read it to me". It has a fun rhythm, and a great message. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Celery
My nephew LOVES the llama llama books and I love the story of the mad at mama book!Published 26 days ago by LH
This book is part of a series of gifts that will attempt to help busy parents who have children that love to be read to and to read become well-rounded responsible adults. Read morePublished 1 month ago by susan