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Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Book - 2009
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Llama Llama experiences separation anxiety on his first day of nursery school.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
ISBN: 9780670061983
Call Number: J P DEW
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 26.
Bib Control Number: 572040


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Llama Llama is nervous about starting preschool without his mama. But he soon learns that he will have a great time and see his mama at the end of the day.

Llama Llama has just started preschool. When his Mama leaves, he misses her. But he finds fun things to do in class, and his Mama is back before he knows it.

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Mar 04, 2019

Llama Llama Misses Mama is good for kids with a bit of separation anxiety. It names and illustrates the fears and paralysis that come with it. Poor little Llama Llama looks sad and/or terrified in most of Llama Llama Misses Mama, but he makes friends and realizes school is a fun bonus to Mama Llama always being there for him.

Mariangela_S Feb 11, 2016

Let your child know that you will always love them- even when you are not there.

Mar 09, 2015

I love all the Llama Llama series and enjoys reading that with my daughter.

Jan 09, 2015

It is time for Llama Llama to go to school for the first time. He is fine until it is time to say goodbye to Mama Llama. Little Llama becomes shy and does not want to play. He misses Mama and begins to cry. But the teacher reassures him that Mama is coming back and the other students encourage little Llama to play with them. He has a great time and Mama returns just as she said she would. In the end, Llama Llama decides he likes school.

The illustrations in this book are very colorful and have a heavy paint texture to them. The story is nice and simple and not over the top with negative emotions as with some of the other Llama books. Little Llama is sad and a bit grumpy, but all within the normal range of a child being separated from Mama for the first time.

The style of writing is a bit unnatural: "Put on coats and run outside. See the Playhouse! Try the slide." But this book is advertized for ages 3-5 and will certainly speak to this age audience.

JewelMcLatchy Sep 24, 2012

Good book to help your little one through the rough times of being left at daycare or kindergarten for the first time. Beautiful illustrations.

Nov 29, 2011

Enjoyed by a 3 yr old who was feeling sad about being at daycare. Reassuring.


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May 25, 2016

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Mar 09, 2015

suchang777 thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over

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Aug 11, 2013

IrishMoon thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 5


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