Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to School -- Missing Mama

Llama Llama Misses Mama
by Anna Dewdney
Penguin Young Readers Group, 2009
review copy provided by the publisher

"Llama Llama, warm in bed,
Wakey wakey, sleepyhead!

Llama school begins today!
Time to learn and time to play!"

When Mama Llama leaves Llama Llama on his very first day of school, he is suddenly very shy and doesn't want to play, or read, or even eat a snack. The promise by the teacher that Mama WILL come back, and the invitations of the other Llama children to come play are all it takes to break him out of his shell. Mama does indeed come back and Llama Llama realizes he loves Mama AND school.

This is a great book for any reader who might be feeling a little anxious about the first day of school!

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