Bibliographic Information: Dewdney, Anna. (2005). Llama Llama Red Pajama. New York: Penguin Young Readers Group.
Brief Annotation: Baby Llama is going to bed, but he needs his mother to tuck him in. This is a great book that includes rhyming for children to comprehend on each and every page.
Grade Level: 2
Readers who will like this: Children who enjoy books with great pictures, humor and simple flowing rhythms throughout the text.
Rating/Response: 5 I love this book. It shows children that even though their mothers cannot always be there exactly when they need them, their mothers still love them immensely.
One question you will ask before a read aloud: How do you know when a word rhymes with another? What does it sound like?
Reading Strategy: Phonics – Making Connections
Rationale for Strategy: This book is great for introducing second graders to what rhyming is, and how it allows a book to flow and read well. This is part of their language arts curriculum.
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