- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Scholastic
- ASIN: B002G7N6TC
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,424,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author
"Is Your Mama a Llama?" was also chosen as one of the first selections in Oprah's Book Club for Kids, quoted in an episode of the prime-time series "Medium," endorsed by actress Jennifer Garner (a recent literacy advocate on behalf of the "Save the Children" organization), who appeared reading the book in PEOPLE Magazine. The book has become so iconic that its title was a $2000 clue on "Jeopardy!" in 2010, and used as the #7 Down clue in the "New York Sunday Times Crossword" in 2013!
Deborah, born and raised in New Jersey, comes from a large, talented family that includes professional and award-winning artists, craftsmen, photographers, and many, many teachers. Inheriting a genetic tendency to be multi-talented, Deborah is also a professional actor--with roles in theatre, radio, TV and film--as well as an artist specializing in portraits, caricatures, costume design and sculpture.
An avid reader and writer since childhood, Deborah published her first fiction--a weekly mystery serial--anonymously in her church paper when she was only 13, and had her first professional sale--a children's story--published nationally in "MS. Magazine" when she was 19. During her career she's also written several produced plays--one broadcast over the BBC's Radio 4 when she lived in London--and has worked as an editor, copywriter and journalist in addition to becoming the popular author of "Is Your Mama a Llama?". So popular, in fact, that for the last 20 years she's also been a frequent visiting author at schools, libraries and literacy events across the U.S., where her lively, interactive presentations on writing and the creative process entertain children and teachers alike.
These presentations, tailored to the age of her audience, are an exciting, eclectic mix of lively story-telling, works-in-progress, improvisational theatre and original, interactive songs, art, and funny, inspiring, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creative process and the tenacity it takes to succeed in any creative field. Appropriate for audiences ranging from preschool toddlers to college-age teaching students at universities (where her book is frequently used in their curriculum),her presentations are interactive, informative, dynamic and guaranteed to make you laugh.
Deborah is the proud single mom of Josh and Dan, her two talented sons who are also pursuing careers in the arts, as well as "mama" to a menagerie of pets that doesn't actually include llamas, but does feature two parrots, four cats, a fish, an iguana, a pigeon rescued as a baby from a theatre on Broadway, and one very confused little dog named "Fuji," all of whom inspire her work on a daily basis.
If you'd be interested in having author Deborah Guarino visit your school or literacy event, please contact her directly at Deborahguarino@aol.com, or through Scholastic at Scholastic.com, where you can also learn more about valuable school discounts on book purchases for your event.
Top Customer Reviews
I've been reading this to my son almost every night since he was born, and he gets a huge grin on his face as soon as I read the first sentence: "Is your mama a llama?" The story follows a little llama as he asks each of his animal friends this question. The rhyming is creative but has an easy flow as you read, which makes it good for keeping a little one's attention as well as for learning how rhyming works as they get older. The illustrations are colorful and detailed (not just outlines). My son always reached up to touch the orange "sun" that appears on several pages, so I kept telling him what it was, and now that he's older he will touch it if I ask where the sun is. I can see that this will be a good book to "grow into" as I read the description of an animal and he can "guess" what it is before I turn the page.
This book is a very special part of our bedtime ritual. At this rate we'll wear it out before the next child comes, but I definitely plan to buy another copy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a fun book and great illustrations. Was the first book our daughter loved and was the only thing that could calm her down as a baby. We love it.Published 10 days ago by MacDavis
A cute rhyming book with good cadence that teaches children a little about different animals along the way. The illustrations are well done, edge to edge, and in full color. Read morePublished 11 days ago by RuthSophia
This book had several marks in it. And the last page was written on quite a bit, but I was able to cover this with a To: & From: Christmas sticker. (this was a Christmas gift)Published 19 days ago by Lynn Henson
It was a gift for my mom's birthday, she loved it! Shipped faster than predicted! Great condition. 5 Stars.Published 1 month ago by Payton D.
I love this book -- it's about differences between animals, which is the most important thing of all to realize. And it rhymes, which children love.Published 1 month ago by Mary Essary
The rhyme and rhythm of Is Your Mama a Llama? gives children a feeling of warmth along with the comforting text in the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane Jones
Very cute book. My daughter loves pointing out each animal on each page. The illustrations are beautiful.Published 1 month ago by MariBean