Llama Llama Mad at Mama
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the young llama has a temper tantrum and throws things in a store, but the mood of the book is very light and peace is made at the end.
What's the story?
Llama Llama is forced to interrupt his play to do the Saturday shopping with his mother. When his patience wears thin, he whines and eventually throws a tantrum until his mother comes up with a wise solution to save the day.
Is it any good?
Young kids and their moms (and dads too) will relate to the llama's woes, written all over his face on the book's cover. Running errands can be very trying for all involved. But, as Mama Llama realizes, including Llama Llama rather than just dragging him along makes all the difference. And enjoying a little ice cream afterwards never hurts.
Author Anna Dewdney shows that she knows kid temper tantrums and all the triggers. She relays this reliable unpleasantness in language and expressive artwork (Who knew just how cranky a llama could look?) that will make kids giggle and parents nod in understanding at such "llama drama."
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about all the things that happened that made the baby llama feel frustrated, from the time his play is interrupted to being strapped in the car seat, moved here and there as his mother shopped, and so on. How do you feel when these things happen to you? What would you do to let your mother know? What could Llama Llama have done besides throwing a tantrum? What did you think of the mother's solution?