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Title:
Llama Llama time to share
ISBN:
9780670012336
Publication Information:
New York : Viking Juvenile, 2012
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Reading Level:
AD 320 L Lexile
Summary:
"Llama Llama doesn't want to share his toys with his new neighbors. But when fighting leads to broken toys and tears, Llama learns that it's better to share"--
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Summary

Summary

Llama has a sharing drama!

Build a tower. Make a moat.
Nelly's dolly sails a boat.
What can Llama Llama add?
Maybe sharing's not so bad.

Llama Llama has new neighbors! Nelly Gnu and her mama stop by for a play date, but Llama's not so sure it's time to share all his toys. Maybe just his blocks? It could be fun to make a castle with Nelly . . . But wait--Nelly has Llama's little Fuzzy Llama! The fun turns to tears when Fuzzy Llama is ripped in two, "all because of Nelly Gnu!" Mama comes to the rescue and fixes Fuzzy, but she makes it clear: "I'll put Fuzzy on the stairs, until you're sure that you can share."

Fun to read aloud and helpful to children and parents alike, Llama Llama Time to Share is for any child who needs a little encouragement in sharing.


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 4

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-When the new neighbors stop by for a visit, Mama reminds Llama Llama and Nelly Gnu to share. The two youngsters get along well until Nelly plays with Llama Llama's most cherished toy, and a brief scuffle results in Fuzzy Llama's arm being torn off. Not to worry, the toy and friendship are soon mended, leaving everyone anticipating the next playdate. Dewdney's large paintings are bright, bold, and expressive. This picture book will be a pleasure to share with friends, old and gnu.-Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

The sixth title in the bestselling Llama Llama series has the "Gnu" neighbors coming over for a visit. With Llama Llama's toys fair game for Nelly Gnu, his sharing skills are put to the test: "Oh, disaster! Dolly drama!/ Nelly Gnu has Fuzzy Llama!/ He's not hers! This isn't fair!/ Llama doesn't like to share!" A subsequent tug of war results in a lost arm for Llama's doll, but Mama Llama saves the day as the two playmates learn to collaborate. Once again, Dewdney conveys a highly relatable source of llama drama with warmth and authentically childlike characters. Ages 3-up. Agent: Deborah Warren, East West Literary Agency. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Kirkus Review

Dewdney's newest Llama Llama picture book delivers a lesson in social skills to its camelid protagonist and its young readers, too. When the brand-new (gnu) neighbors come to visit, Llama Llama's mother prompts him to befriend Nelly Gnu while she serves up tea for Mrs. Gnu and her babe in arms. Seeming rather leery about his mother's admonition, "don't forget to share," Llama Llama leads his playmate over to his toys. All goes well enough until she starts playing with his prized Fuzzy Llama doll--without his permission. A tug of war ensues, and the doll ends up with a ripped-off appendage. Luckily, Mama Llama is not only a good hostess, she's also handy with a needle and thread. Both mothers prompt their young ones to apologize to one another, and Fuzzy Llama is left on the step until they are ready to share. All's well that ends well, and after playing happily with other toys, they do end up sharing Fuzzy Llama, and the visit ends with them as fast friends looking forward to their next play date. While the rhyming text comes across as rather forced or twee in places, bright, cheery illustrations match the positive, easy tone of the story with its easily resolved conflict. A solid addition to the popular series for toddlers and preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-4)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

In this brightly illustrated book from the Llama Llama series, new neighbors come to visit. Llama manages to share his blocks and play nicely with little Nelly Gnu, sometimes referred to as the Gnu girl. But when he sees her playing with his dolly Fuzzy, Llama grabs, Nelly tugs, and Fuzzy's arm rips off. After apologies and a bit of mending, Llama and Nelly enjoy playing together again. Clearly depicting the characters' emotions, Dewdney's paintings bring the rhyming text to life on the page. The simplicity of the story and its timeless topic will make this a popular choice for reading aloud.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist