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Llama Llama Red Pajama

Llama Llama Red Pajama
By Anna Dewdney

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Product Description

Llama, Llama red pajama

waiting, waiting for his mama.

Mama isn't coming yet.

Baby Llama starts to fret.

In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn't come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message.

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Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1541 in Books
  • Color: Red
  • Brand: Penguin Group Usa Inc
  • Published on: 2005-05-05
  • Released on: 2005-05-05
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.51" h x .44" w x 10.37" l, 1.15 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 40 pages


  • Sold as an Each
  • Kids will love this book
  • A cute story line with fun illustrations will keep them captivated for hours
  • An ideal way to build literacy skills
  • Children love being read to as it is great way for increasing bonding time

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–With its sweet rendering of the trials of bedtime and separation anxiety, this book's familiar theme will be a hit with youngsters. Baby Llama, all tucked in and kissed after his bedtime story, watches his mama leave the room with a worried expression on his face. When he calls her and she does not come back immediately, he succumbs to a fit of wailing and weeping, finally bringing his panic-stricken mother at a full gallop. After her reassurance that "Mama Llama's always near, even if she's not right here," Baby Llama settles and drifts off to sleep. This story has a simple rhyme scheme, using natural language that children will enjoy. The large, boldly colored pictures have a grand and sweeping quality, extending out to the edges of the pages. Baby Llama's facial expressions capture his fear and alarm wonderfully. The contrast between light and dark enhances the drama in the story. This effective read-aloud will be a popular choice for storyhour and one-on-one sharing.–Corrina Austin, Locke's Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
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From Booklist
PreS. After Mama Llama reads Baby Llama a bedtime story and turns out the light, the llama drama begins. Feeling alone without his mama, Baby Llama wants a drink and calls down to Mama, who says she'll be up soon. But Baby Llama frets, whimpers, boo-hoos, pouts, and shouts. What if Mama is gone? At last, she appears (she was talking on the phone), and reassures her baby that she's "always near, / even if she's / not right here." Dewdney gives a wonderfully fresh twist to a familiar nighttime ritual with an adorable bug-eyed baby llama, staccato four-line rhymes, and page compositions that play up the drama. The simple rhymes call out for repeating, and the whimsical illustrations cleverly dramatize the increasing panic. Key worry words, such as fret, are highlighted, and for extra humor, Baby Llama's toy llama mimics his every expression. A real charmer that will leave preschoolers giggling and parents appreciating the familiar scenario. Julie Cummins
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“Dewdney gives a wonderfully fresh twist to a familiar nighttime ritual with an adorable bug-eyed baby llama, staccato four-line rhymes, and page compositions that play up the drama.” —Booklist

“With its sweet rendering of the trials of bedtime and separation anxiety, this book's familiar theme will be a hit with youngsters.” —School Library Journal 

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4good book to read to kids. They learn with this good and i like reading it
By Robert J Gerster
good book to read to kids at night. my wife likes reading this more than me but it is still a good book

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Life lessons for toddlers
By Sabrina Penelope
This is currently my 2 year olds favorite of the Llama Llama series. We read this book EVERY night. This book teaches a great lesson about patience, while reinforcing that mamas love their babies even when they aren't around. My son laughs out loud every time at the pictures of Mama Llama frantically running upstairs in response to Llama Llama's freak out.

I love reading these books out loud. As a warning, you will hate this book and the others in the series if you do not like books that rhyme every other line.

I find the 1 star reviews for this book amusing. This book is NOT connected to CIO in any way. ***Spoiler alert for any precocious toddlers that might be reading*** Baby Llama gets impatient while waiting for his mama to come back upstairs, works himself into a frenzy and then gets anxious that maybe mama is GONE forever, and throws a temper tantrum because he wants his mama NOW. Mama Llama almost kills herself running upstairs to save him, and once she realizes he's not being murdered she explains that his behavior was not necessary and that mama is there for him and loves him even when she isn't physically with him. Baby Llama looks properly embarrassed, and then goes to sleep.

Llama Llama's face is quite expressive, and many of the pictures are hilarious. Highly recommend this book.

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Catchy verses, great illustrations
By Anonymous
I read reviews of this product that said kids started displaying some of the behaviors in this book after reading it. I have 2 kids - neither did that. I'm sure that this can happen since certain kids are impressionable - even with cartoons. But I think ultimately if you are consistent with what is expected from your child, mild behaviors that have to be corrected are not an issue. It's part of them learning and testing boundaries. My sons will sometime do this when they see a child acting out in a grocery store line.

The book is very colorful, has great illustrations, and the verse is catchy. It holds my 2- and 4-year-old boys' attention very well, and my 2-year-old asks for the llama story almost immediately when we go to his room for bedtime. I have other books in the Llama Llama series, and all of them are great. If you are uncertain about the story after reading multiple reviews, you may want to get the book from the library and read it. Also her book Llama Llama Time to Share is a good one as well.

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