Llama Llama Misses Mama

Bibliographic Information: Dewdney, A. (2009). Llama Llama Misses Mama. New York: Viking.

Brief Annotation: Llama Llama’s misses his mama on the first day of school, but realizes that she always comes back.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: Preschool- K

Readers who will like this: Children on the first day of school; children who like rhyming stories; children who are scared of leaving their parents

Rating/Response: 5 This book offers encouragement to the common anxiety young students get before starting school. Its combination of relatable rhymes and delightful illustrations offer readers comfort throughout the emotional transition of leaving their parents.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: How did you feel before coming to school? Nervous? Excited?

Reading Strategy: First Days

Rationale for Strategy: This book would make a great first day of school read aloud in both Kindergarten and Preschool.

Posted by: Sammi Keller

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