Cover image for Llama Llama gram and grandpa
Title:
Llama Llama gram and grandpa
ISBN:
9780670013968
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Reading Level:
AD 320 L Lexile
Summary:
"It's an exciting day for Llama Llama; he's going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night His first night away from home and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It's not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he's forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama. Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams" --
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It's an exciting day for Llama Llama; he's going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night! His first night away from home....and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It's not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he's forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama! Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams.


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-Dewdney tackles the topic of staying at Gram and Grandpa's overnight. Llama is excited for his special visit as he packs up his clothes and his stuffed animal, Fuzzy Llama. However, when he unpacks, he realizes, rather upsettingly, that his comfort object was left behind. Gram and Grandpa spend the day distracting little Llama by playing outside or building in the workshop, but with each activity, he anxiously remembers Fuzzy Llama's absence. While the text carries along with a seemingly pleasing nighttime routine ("Take a bath./Then comb and brush./Settle in for stories. Hush./Finish books/and get a kiss"), the illustrations show Llama looking more distressed and anxious before bed. After Gram asks what's the matter, we watch as "Llama's lips begin to quiver./Llama starts to shake and shiver./Llama needs his Fuzzy near,/but FUZZY LLAMA ISN'T HERE!" The following page shows all three Llamas looking at readers for help. Quickly, it's Grandpa who finds a solution. Grandpa offers a special toy from when he was just a little boy. In a satisfying ending, Llama realizes he's not alone and that he's in his "home. away from home." With a carefully crafted rhyming text and comforting painted images that match genuinely the emotion of a toddler's first night away from home, this book is a charming success. VERDICT Parents and caregivers will appreciate the reassuring message that this story offers for one-on-one sharing, and it will function as a heartwarming read-aloud in a bedtime-themed storytime.-Brianne Colombo, Pequannock Township Public Library, NJ © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

The latest in this popular series finds the young llama having his first sleepover with resourceful, sensitive Gram and Grandpa. The color-soaked, canvas-textured oil paint, colored pencil, and oil pastel illustrations capture Llama Llama's changing emotions as he packs, travels, and stays overnight, despite his forgotten stuffed animal. Short, rhymed, singsongy sentences move the predictable story about negotiating new experiences along. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Llama Llama reaches another childhood milestonehis first sleepover.Llama Llama is going to spend the night at Gram and Grandpa's house. It is his first trip away from home. He packs his bag and grabs his favorite stuffed animal, Fuzzy Llama. When Mama drives away, Fuzzy can be seen all alone, still inside the car. Observant readers will spot the problem right away, but Llama Llama doesn't realize Fuzzy is missing until he unpacks. He tries very hard to be brave. He doesn't tell anyone and even makes Fuzzy a tiny chair in Grandpa's workshop. But at night, when it is finally time to go to sleep, Llama Llama's lip quivers, and his eyes well up with tears. "Llama needs his Fuzzy near, / but FUZZY LLAMA ISN'T HERE!" Luckily, Grandpa Llama has the perfect solution, and everyone can sleep tight. Dewdney's familiar staccato rhymes highlight family warmth and togetherness, plus a little levity too. "Grandma's house has different food. / Something squishy. Something stewed." All can relate to that (and it turns out to be quite tasty).For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won't disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Llama knows what to take to Gram and Grandpa's for his first sleepover: pajamas, clothes, and his stuffed-animal companion Fuzzy. Later, when unpacking at their house, Llama realizes that he left Fuzzy behind. Stricken but bravely saying nothing, he has fun with Gram and Grandpa that day. While his thoughts keep returning to Fuzzy, it's bedtime before he breaks down and tells his grandparents what's troubling him. Fortunately, his grandpa knows just what to do. Like other picture books in the popular Llama Llama series, this brightly illustrated story reflects the experiences and emotions of young children within the comforting context of a story with a happy ending. The rhythmic, rhyming text is concise and well worded. Created with oil paints, colored pencils, and oil pastels, the pictures deliver much of the emotional content while showing Llama engaged in activities familiar to preschoolers. An engaging choice for reading aloud.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2015 Booklist