Parents' Guide to

Llama Llama Mad at Mama

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Silly story, happy lesson for parents, kids alike.

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age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Llama llama teaching bad manners

Read this book to my 3 year old and she was all mad at me the next day . I asked why are you upset she said " llama llama was so I am " This made me really upset DO NOT READ TO LITTLE KIDS! She was like this all day untill bedtime she asked me to read this but I told her that I will be reading her a story about a princess ( read a book about belle ) The next day she was alot happier and sweet she said " I am going to be sweet and helpfull like belle" I was so proud of her.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 3+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (3):

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."

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