Llama Llama Holiday Drama (Llama Llama)

by Anna Dewdney (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Llama Llama
If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can't wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that "Gifts are nice, but there's another: The true gift is, we have each other."

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Publishers Weekly

In his fourth outing, Llama Llama learns what many children know: waiting for Christmas is tough. Shopping, making cookies, school activities, and unpacking Christmas tree lights proves "too much everything for Llama" and he has a "Holidrama" meltdown. Luckily, Mama is there to remind him: "Sometimes we should take a rest/ and hold the ones we love the best." Dewdney delivers a familiar holiday message with grace, as Mama and Llama Llama snuggle on a tranquil spread, next to their undecorated tree. Overwhelmed by holiday excitement and expectation, Llama Llama is as relatable as ever. Ages 3-5. (Oct.)

Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly LLC Used with permission.

School Library Journal

PreS-K--The holidays are filled with fun and excitement and a lot of things to do and make, but poor Llama Llama has to wait. Patience not being his strong suit, and completely overwhelmed by all the holiday activities, he has a complete meltdown on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, Mama Llama is there to save the day with hugs and kisses and a little quiet time. Dewdney continues to display her very real understanding of preschooler mentality. This story is as familiar as a favorite ornament (and the cover glitters). Llama fans and newcomers alike will be charmed.--Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library

Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
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
9780670011612
Lexile Measure
390L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 20, 2010
Series
Llama Llama
BISAC categories
JUV013060 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
JUV002160 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Mammals
JUV017010 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Christmas & Advent
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
Mother and child
Llamas
Christmas stories
Christmas

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