Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

Lisa Frame
May 11, 2010

In Llama Llama Mad at Mama, Anna Dewdney takes parents to a place we have all been. A meltdown in a big box store! She truly understands the mind of a toddler as Mama Llama deals with Llama not enjoying the day out running errands and taking care of business. If you have a preschooler, this book is a must.  Writing in a rhythmic, rhyming pattern, Dewdney makes the book almost lyrical as she writes our favorite part: "Yucky music, great big feet. Ladies smelling way too sweet."  Feeling like a kid again, we could imagine Llama starting to get antsy and ready to leave, even before the trip is well underway. What is nice is that Mama Llama does handle the tantrum well and Llama has to clean up after himself, so it offers a lesson to us all in how to handle situations we may not really like.  And in the end, Llama loves his mama. I can't think of a better way for the story to end.

From the Parents

  • Parent # 1

    Love this book. And the other Llama Llama books. So fun and easy to read. Rhyming is very clever. Great pictures. I can read these to my grandchildren over and over. They don't get tired of me reading them. I don't gett tired of reading these books.

    over a year ago

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