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About the Author

Anna Dewdney is the author/illustrator of Llama Llama Red Pajama and New York Times Bestseller and Book Sense Honor Book Llama Llama Mad at Mama. She lives in a very old house in southern Vermont, and is the mama of two away-at-school daughters and two stay-at-home dogs.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 240L (What's this?)
  • Series: Llama Llama
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670061980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670061983
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anna Dewdney lives in a very old house in Vermont. She has two teenage daughters and two very muddy dogs. Anna has wanted to write and illustrate children's books from the time she was a little girl, and she likes nothing better than to sit in her studio and make funny faces as she sketches her characters and writes her stories. Anna has had many jobs (in addition to being a mom); she's been a middle-school teacher and school bus driver, a waitress, a mail carrier, and a day care teacher.

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Amanda C on September 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Personally I loved this book, but my son who was and still is upset about starting preschool got sad when hearing this story. He is very close to me and doesn't like me leaving him anywhere so even though it has a happy ending he is still thinking about the little llama missing his mama, he can't get that part out of his head. When he gets to school in the mornings he tells me he is "sad like llama" and that he is "going to miss me today". So for little ones that are a little nervous but really excited about school I would say definitely buy this but if you child is like mine and not at all excited about school I would say maybe not...
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By nctmac on March 19, 2009
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The Llama Llama books are all excellent,so, of course, this is too! This book focuses on llama going to school for the first time, and missing mama llama . Once you start reading this book, you'll be amazed how accurately the author portrays llama llama's feelings as young one in unfamiliar surroundings. Llama llama is sad and isolates himself until after lunch when he begins enjoying the new experience. Of course, mama is there at the end of the day, and llama llama has a new outlook as he hugs mama llama. I highly recommend this book for anyone that has a little one anxious about beginning school!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Eastlund on July 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
My two-year-old adores the llama llama books, and this has to be her favorite. The pictures are cute, the message is helpful (she's learning to stay at Sunday school without Mommy and Daddy), the whole thing is sweet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marjory Moore on October 22, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I gave this book five stars because I love all the llama llama books I do have a couple co plants, but first it has great pictures and the moral of the story is good. My son is two and half loves to read this over and over again. My two complaints are perhaps he was too young for this or overly sensitive but since we started reading the book he only wants me to put him to bed, only wants me to feed him dinner....and so on. He references the tear when the llama cries a lot. My next complaint has to do with the book, it uses the word "hate" on one page llama llama "hates" that book, I am a teacher and this is horrible working to have in a childrens book. I don't want my child or any other using that word. It bothered me so much I whited it out and wrote "doesn't like" problem solved but needs to be eliminated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah F. Montz on July 10, 2013
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My son and I love all of the Llama Llama books but this one is my favorite. It deals with being anxious about going to school for the first time. This read helps to find comfort in school as well as comfort in mama. Since my son is a Daddy's boy I cannot find enough books emphasizing the importance of mom. I would recommend this book for any child.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By WWeber on October 9, 2013
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Love this book for our children! Llama Llama books quickly became one of our family favorites. We started to read this to our child before they started preschool. It was perfect. The story is cute, super fun to read and the illustrations are adorable. I recommend this book and any other Llama Llama book to any parent.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fish Cakes on September 9, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Obviously the idea is a good one, but I don't like that llama llama uses the word "hate". I got rid of this book, as I don't want the word "hate" in my 3.5 year old's vocabulary at this point. Not only that, but she is excited to start pre-school, and I think this book could open the door for her to be anxious, or expect to not like school. Perhaps this book could work for a child that is already not happy at school.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Williams on June 12, 2013
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My son has separation anxiety and this book is helpful by showing him that he isn't the only one who feels this way and that Mommy will always be back for him.
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