Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney is the third installment in the Llama Llama series. She illustrates as well as writes the children’s picture book. Her wonderful rhymes and colorful paintings delight kids and parents. The hardcover book has forty pages. Juveniles between four and eight-years-old are the target age group. However, toddlers and preschool children enjoy the first day of school book.
Llama Llama starts preschool today. Cool! He meets the teacher, Miss Zebra. Toys, books and kids fill the room. The walls have pretty decorations. This will be fun thinks Llama. Oh no! Mama leaves and young Llama becomes anxious. The teacher tries to reassure the boy and encourages him to join the other kids, a variety of animals. He remains sad. It is after lunch that he joins the others in the activities and has fun. At the end of the day, Mama Llama returns for her little Llama Llama.
Llama Llama Misses Mama is a good picture book for the child starting daycare or preschool. It describes the school setting, other students and the teacher. It expresses Llama Llama's feeling of abandonment by his mother. Will she return? Will I stay in school by myself forever? Kids learn as Llama Llama, school is fun and mother(father) will return for them.
Anna Dewdney’s rhymes are cute and flow well. Her paintings are bright and hold the attention of young children. The diversity of the animals prepares juveniles for the real world, and that everyone is different. However, we play and get along. Anna Dewdney, the mother of two, helps children overcome their childhood fear of separation. Remember, some children fear overnight visits at grandparents’ house or the baby sitter’s, any place they are separated from parent(s).
Children need a regular routine. A set bedtime and place to sleep are part of the daily routine. Read a bedtime story as part of the nightly ritual. Read quiet, soothing books to children in their warm, comfortable bed. This allows a child to associate reading with comfort and security. The association will continue a lifetime.
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