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Title:
Llama Llama mad at mama
ISBN:
9780670062409
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2007.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Reading Level:
AD 370 L Lexile
Summary:
A young llama wants to play but must go shopping with his mother instead, and so he gets angry and makes a mess at the store.
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Summary

Yucky music, great big feet.

Ladies smelling way too sweet.

Look at knees and stand in line.

Llama Llama starts to whine.

Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can't leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he's having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. Parents and children are sure to recognize themselves in this fun-to-read follow-up to the popular Llama Llama Red Pajama.

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Author Notes

Anna Dewdney was born in New York City on December 25, 1965. She received a bachelor's degree in art from Wesleyan University in 1987. Before becoming a full-time author and illustrator, she worked as a waitress, a rural mail carrier, a daycare provider, and taught at a boys' boarding school for many years.

Her children's book career began in 1994 with her artwork for The Peppermint Race by Dian Curtis Regan. She went on to illustrate other children's chapter books in the 1990s. In 2005, the first picture book she both wrote and illustrated, Llama, Llama Red Pajama, was published. Her other books include Nobunny's Perfect, Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too, Little Excavator, and 10 more books in the Llama Llama series. She died after a 15-month battle with brain cancer on September 3, 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

The engagingly expressive and emotive protagonist of Llama Llama Red Pajama has another reason to be grumpy in this droll follow-up. Having survived bedtime in the earlier tale, Llama Llama here faces another childhood bugaboo: a shopping expedition. None too happy when Mama Llama drags him away from his toys, the overall-clad youngster discovers there's little to like at Shop-O-Rama: "Yucky music,/ great big feet./ Ladies smelling way too sweet./ Look at knees and stand in line./ Llama Llama starts to whine." Forced to try on itchy clothing and wait while Mama deliberates over food items, her increasingly disgruntled progeny decides, "It's no fun at Shop-O-Rama./ Llama Llama/ MAD at Mama!" Sitting in the shopping cart, he furiously throws would-be purchases on the ground, creating toddler-tickling mayhem and eliciting from Mama the tale's reassuring message: "Please stop fussing, little llama./ No more of this llama drama./ I think shopping's boring, too-/ but at least I'm here with you." After helping her offspring clean up the mess, Mama holds his hand as they push the cart together, finishing their shopping as a team. After Mama (in a parent-pleasing diversion) remembers where she left the car, they drive off ("Say good-bye to Shop-O-Rama") and are then seen happily holding ice cream cones ("Llama Llama/ loves his mama"). Snappy rhythm, pleasing rhyme and large-scale art-plus the easily identifiable experience depicted-make this an involving read-aloud, one that will leave kids and parents hoping Llama has many more adventures ahead. Ages 2-up. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-In this sequel to Llama Llama Red Pajama (Viking, 2005), the hoofed protagonist goes shopping with his mother. Gradually the small annoyances of the Shop-O-Rama ("Yucky music,/great big feet./Ladies smelling way too sweet....Try it on and take it off./Pull and wiggle,/itch and cough") send the youngster into a tantrum: "It's no fun at Shop-O-Rama./Llama Llama/MAD at Mama!" With admirable patience and parenting skills, Mama tames the "llama drama," explaining to her son that they can make the chore fun by working together. Soon Llama Llama is helping Mama clean up the messy results of his meltdown and complete their purchases, and then they are off to pursue more pleasurable activities. Children will giggle at Dewdney's rhythmic rhymes. The inviting, oversized paintings are bold and colorful, and Llama Llama's priceless expressions carry the emotional arc of the story to its gentle conclusion. Add this amusing tale to your storytime repertoire or recommend it for one-on-one sharing.-Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Adorable and endearing Llama Llama, who made his first appearance in Dewdney's Llama Llama Red Pajama (2005), returns, this time throwing a temper tantrum at the Shop-O-Rama. Mama takes quick control of the situation, first getting Llama Llama to stop throwing all of the groceries out of the shopping cart and then speaking gently to him: "Please stop fussing, little llama. / No more of this llama drama. / I think shopping's boring, too-- / but at least I'm here with you." Together, the two clean up the mess, finish the shopping and then go for ice cream. In clever rhymes that will induce giggles in readers of all ages, Dewdney creates a touching resolution to an all-too-familiar parental predicament. The well-told story, along with the bold colors of the illustrations and the precisely rendered expressions on Llama Llama's face--from dismay at having to put away his toys to go shopping, to rage as he throws his temper tantrum, to chagrin in its aftermath, to pure delight as he enjoys his ice cream cone--make this a perfect choice for preschool read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.