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We started reading "Llama Llama Misses Mama" after my daughter had a bad first day at preschool to facilitate a conversation about her feelings. She loved the story, but FIVE WEEKS into preschool she was still crying (loudly) for an HOUR each day. Her teacher was stumped because she was fine at drop off and for the first hour but then cried for an hour in the middle, refused to eat a snack, and then was fine for the last hour. She was making friends and said that she liked preschool, but her crying was so disruptive that we were getting to the point that we needed to remove her from school. Then I had a lightbulb moment. My daughter thought she was Llama. Everyday she followed the exact same pattern as Llama. That night I rewrote the story to be "Llama Llama Loves Preschool!". The next day she quit crying all together. Eventually, she started eating snacks with the kids too and now she is a totally happy preschooler. So if anyone else has a little Llama, here is the new story:Llama Llama, warm in bed,Wakey, Wakey, sleepyhead!Llama has school today!Time to Learn and time to play!Make the bed and find some clothes. Brush the teeth and blow the nose. Eat some breakfast. Clean the Plate. Whoops! Oh my- we’re running late!Drive to school and park the car. Teacher says, "there you are!"Kate says, "hi. "Corinne does too. "We’ve been waiting to play with you!"Hang the coat and your pack. After recess mom comes back!Mama Llama goes away. Llama Llama gets to stay!Llama loves her teacherand Llama loves the toysAnd Llama gets to seeher favorite girls and boys!What would Llama like to do?So many choices! What to choose?Build a castle out of blocks?Make a rocket from a box?Here’s a little chugga-choowith a captain and a crew. Would the Llama like a ride?Llama Llama jumps inside!Reading stories on the rug. Kids are cuddled, sitting snug. Would the llama like to look?Llama Llama loves that book!Time for lunch! Now find a seat. Llama Llama wants to eat. Yummy, yummy, is that cheese?Llama Llama says, "yes please!"(skip the crying pages)Llama’s teacher is so proud!You’re such a happy Llama now!At preschool llama never needs to fuss. Her friends say, "come and play with us!". ..and keep the rest of the story :)I hope this helps anyone who is having the same trouble as us! Check it out!
About the Author 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.
Llama Llama Misses Mama Hardcover – March 19, 2009 by Anna Dewdney (Author) Review
I enjoy this one as much as my toddler. As usual, Dewdney’s book tugs at the heart strings. I got this because my toddler is going through a separation anxiety phase at daycare dropoff. I only wish it came in board book format since my toddler isn’t exactly old enough to be careful with paper pages yet. I’d buy the paperback again if I had to though since I like it. On a side note, the used copy I ordered had writing inside. But I know there’s an inherent risk with prluchasing used kids books. -Read Reviews-
My son cried when we had to return this to the library so we ordered him his own copy. It’s a standard in the bedtime rotation. I love the art and the clever rhymes (no need to stretch or give odd syllable emphasis). The story is about llama’s first day at school. At first he’s sad, but a compassionate teacher and friendly students pull him out of his shell. He and his mother are thrilled to be reunited at the end of the story. When I pick up my son from the babysitter’s house now, he yells, "Mama. .. YOU CAME BACK!" just like the little llama, which shows me that he makes connections between the story and his own life–a great thing in my opinion!These books get tiring for the adult at the 50th reading, not the 2nd, so that keeps me pretty happy. My only complaint about the series is that there seem to be almost no adult male animals (we have 5 books from this series, and I can only think of one). This is a little confusing to my son who is interested in families. It leaves open a conversation about how families can look different from one another, but at 2 1/2 he just really wanted to know where all the kids’ Daddies were!
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