Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Llama Llama)

by Anna Dewdney (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Llama Llama

Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him--walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?

Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way.

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Kirkus Reviews

Dewdney's lovable Llama Llama offers children one strategy to combat bullying, all couched in her trademark rhyming verse and presented through situations that are sure to resonate with those new-to-school.

Publishers Weekly

Llama Llama is growing up--instead of being the source of "llama drama," he's more of a peacemaker in this empathic addition to Dewdney's popular series. Rather, it's classmate Gilroy Goat causing problems: he pokes fun at Llama and other students during circle time and throws a tantrum at recess. "Gilroy bleats and kicks the dirt./ He gets sand on Llama's shirt." Dewdney's canvas-textured paintings continue to express the deep emotions of her characters, and the story espouses the value of getting adults involved when bully goats act out--and of giving them second chances. Ages 3-5. Agent: Deborah Warren, East West Literary Agency. (Aug.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--Llama Llama and his friends cannot enjoy their school day because Gilroy Goat is being a bully. He laughs at the other animals during circle time, and he calls Llama Llama a "not-nice name" when he tries to sing. Although Gilroy's teacher tries to correct his behavior, the bullying continues into recess (dirt throwing and destructiveness) until the llama calls him a Bully Goat. Realizing he's hurt potential new companions, Gilroy is happy to accept Llama Llama's renewed offer of friendship. Dewdney's characters are rendered in paint, pencil, and pastels. The victims, the bully, and even the witnesses all look scared, worried, or sad throughout the story. This book clearly shows children the social, emotional, and academic consequences of bullying, how to take a stand against it, and how to be tolerant of someone who needs a second chance. A great discussion starter.--Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada

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Anna Dewdney
Anna Dewdney was a teacher, mother, and enthusiastic proponent of reading aloud to children. She continually honed her skills as an artist and writer and published her first Llama Llama book in 2005. Her passion for creating extended to home and garden and she lovingly restored an 18th century farmhouse in southern Vermont. She wrote, painted, gardened, and lived there with her partner, Reed, her two daughters, two wirehaired pointing griffons, and one bulldog. Anna passed away in 2016, but her spirit will live on in her books.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780670013951
Lexile Measure
330L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
August 20, 2013
Series
Llama Llama
BISAC categories
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV002160 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mammals
JUV039230 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Bullying
Library of Congress categories
Animals
Stories in rhyme
Schools
Llamas
Bullies
Bullying in schools
Goats

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