|Llama Llama loves to read (Llama Llama)
Author: Dewdney, Anna
Throughout the school day, the teacher helps Llama Llama and the other children practice their letters, shows word cards, reads stories, and brings them to the library. Llama Llama can't wait to show Mama Llama that he's becoming a reader!
|Added Entry - Personal Name:
|Morrow, J. T.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.10
Points: .5 Quiz: 197437
Kirkus Reviews (03/01/18)
School Library Journal (05/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—The most discerning "Llama Llama" fans will approve of this brand-new story from the combined efforts of Duncan, Dewdney's longtime partner, and Morrow, a master in illustration style mimicry. The story follows Llama Llama to a setting readers will be familiar with, and builds on his previous experiences with classmates, like Nelly Gnu, and his teacher, Zelda Zebra. Duncan cleverly inserts many fundamentals of phonics and sight words using Dewdney's signature rhyming style, making this perfect for children who have outgrown Llama's preschool drama and are learning to read themselves. Early literacy advocates will adore this aspect, and public librarians will likely seize every opportunity to incorporate it into parent education programs. Like the other books, the familiarity of Llama Llama's situations and life lessons are comforting and encouraging without being patronizing or tedious. The narrative respects the innate creativity in children and is the perfect launching point for inspiring new readers to go out and experience the wonderful world of the written word for themselves. VERDICT Dewdney devotees and book lovers everywhere will approve and hope to see more from this duo and the Anna E. Dewdney Literary Trust.—Jenna Boles, Greene County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.