Book Review – Llama Llama Red Pajama

BLOG NOTE:  It’s with a heavy heart that I have to tell dear readers that Anna Dewdney passed away from a brain tumor at the age of just 50.  Eff cancer.  

Her final wish was to not have a funeral, but to ask everybody instead to get a book and read to a child.  As I had the first book in her series sitting in my living room, I grabbed the book and borrowed a toddler.  It’s remarkably hard to read a book when you’re crying…

 

TITLE: LLama Llama Red Pajama
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Anna Dewdney
FORMAT: Oversized Paperback
PUBLISHED: 2005  (*Imagination Library Edition, 2014)

The Llama Llama books are perfectly simple.  Little Llama gets put in a situation that is totally normal for a toddler, and has to deal with whatever is happening.  In this one (first in the series), Mama gets Llama into bed, but Llama gets scared and brings the Drama (with a capital “D”) until Mama comes back to calm him down.

It’s beautiful.

I have probably read this book about 50 times to the toddler who, at less than 3, has managed to memorize when I act out the Llama Drama based on pictures.  He’ll ‘read’ it to me and scream, or ask me to read it to him.  Over and Over and Over and…

This is easily one of the favorite books in the household, as well as one of the best loved in my step-sister’s household, so I have no problem giving this a 5/5 page rating.

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