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Is Your Mama a Llama?
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2001
Format: Board book
I was first introduced to this book as part of a college course on literature for children, and instantly fell in love. Rythmic verses of this rhyming text with fill-in-the-blank style pauses at the end of each stanza help early readers learn to read, young children squeal with glee, and everybody within ear shot get the urge to get up and dance! In fact, a reading of this book has been produced on tape, with a wonderful latino-mambo background beat; it's also available in oversized format for reading in a group.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2000
Format: Board book
I've given this book to every one of my nieces and nephews between 1-3 yrs of age and they love it! (Disregard the 4-8 age recommendation) The rhymes are fun to hear, the words are silly and the pictures are cute! They just keep giggling and their parents laugh reading it to them! This is always a winner as a gift (especially for Moms on Mother's Day). I now give it to new Moms-to-be at the baby shower along with my other favorite, Barnyard Dance.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 1999
Format: Board book
Despite the recommendation that this book is for ages 4-8, my toddler absolutely loves it! She will bring it to me and insist on reading it over and over. The rhyming is wonderful, and so are the descriptions of the animals. Of course, the fact that my mother raises llamas makes this book even more dear to my daughters hearts.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2004
Format: Board book
My young daughters (now 3 and 7) dearly love this book. We have it memorized. It is sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. It is one of the few young books that I never get bored of reading. It is definitely a classic children's book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon March 26, 2005
Format: Board book
I have read this book to my son frequently, ever since he was about 9 or 10 months old. The book has a rhyme and rhythm to it, and my son even from a young age picked up on it and can anticipate each "part" of the story. I think that this is very helpful to get the young ones to begin to enjoy books. The words are used in a repetitive manner and I think it will help him learn them better, and he likes the illustrations of the animals. Even though he is still quite young, I know this is a book that he will cherish as he begins to read on his own.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2005
Format: Board book
This story is so sweet and the rhyming makes it so fun to read. I got it from our library and I think I loved reading it as much as my daughter loved having it read to her. It is definitely one of the best books I've come across for infants and young babies.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
This was given as a gift and I'm so glad, because I'm not sure I would have purchased it on my own. This story of a inquisitive little llama teaches about exploration, discovery and diversity. The story is told through "whimsical rhyming riddles" (quoting the back cover) and the illustrations are gorgeous! This is a great way to expose your child to rhyming and different animals.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 25, 2007
Format: Board book
A friend of my parents gave me this book as a baby shower gift because her son loved it, and after continuously putting away outgrown clothes and toys over the past year, this book has outlasted every other gift!

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!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2002
Format: Board book
"Is your Mama a llama? I asked my friend Rhonda." "I think not, is how Rhonda responded." Little llama wants to know if his friend's mothers are llamas too. Superb, rich illustrations of the baby animals and mamas, including such exotics as bats and swans make this a Storytime favorite. My group has this one memorized and love to read along with the illustrations. Remember they are only three! New members to the group feel comfortable giving the correct responses with the rest of the tried and true. Treat your group to the bigger than life version. Fun to turn the huge pages and the illustrations translate well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 1997
Format: Library Binding
Riveting. Filled with suspense as the reader
questions whether Lloyd will ever find anyone
whose mother is of his own species. This story
definitely bucks the trend of most of the children's picture books being published today which are either exceedingly preachy or insultingly simple. "Is Your Mama a Llama?" is
neither. It is well-balanced between its illustrations and its narrative. A clever surprise is inserted as Lloyd finds Llyn although
I would have preferred if she had been named Llullu which is what I would name a female llama if I had one.
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