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Llama Llama Time to Share (Llama Llama)

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Llama has a sharing drama!

Build a tower. Make a moat.
Nelly's dolly sails a boat.
What can Llama Llama add?
Maybe sharing's not so bad.

Llama Llama has new neighbors! Nelly Gnu and her mama stop by for a play date, but Llama's not so sure it's time to share all his toys. Maybe just his blocks? It could be fun to make a castle with Nelly . . . But wait--Nelly has Llama's li
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Viking Books for Young Readers (first published 2012)
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Sep 05, 2012 babyhippoface rated it really liked it
Okay, here's the thing I really love about Anna Dewdney. She gets meter. She really gets it. She doesn't try to leave a syllable out or cram an extra one into a line to make it fit. I don't have to stop at various points and think, " do I have to say this so the meter is right?" That's because Anna Dewdney gets meter. She's always faithful to it and I love her for that. I would declare her Meter Princess if I could. Maybe I'll just print up my own certificate and mail it to her with a ...more
Sep 30, 2012 LuAnn rated it it was amazing
I haven't found a Llama Llama book I didn't like and I love this one!

I have read this to both kindergarten and Pre-K classes and the looks on their faces is priceless. What a wonderful way to teach a lesson on sharing, even if it is your favorite toy. When I turned the page to show the results of not sharing the gasps and hands covering their mouths truly showed that this book related to the listeners.

Apr 24, 2015 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Llama Llama Time to Share is such a wonderful story from the colorfully illustrated pages to the lessons about sharing it teaches. Llama Llama is busy playing with his toy trains when the doorbell rings..and it's his new neighbors the Gnu's come to play. Dewdney shares the events that unfold as toys are brought out and towers are built. Things don't go smoothly, a lesson is learned and the value of sharing is beautifully told. Llama Llama will make you smile and makes a delightful story for litt ...more
Megan Eckley
Nov 15, 2015 Megan Eckley rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Llama Llama is not happy when his new neighbor comes over to play. After all, Nelly Gnu just takes his toys and ruins them! Will Llama eventually learn that it is better to share?

Have a class discussion about what they would have done with they were in Llama's situation (Bloom's Level 5).
Have the student’s each write a poem about why it is important to share with others. Give them time to write and then have them share their poems with the class.

APA Citation
Dewdney, A. (2012). L
Samantha Jorgens
Feb 01, 2016 Samantha Jorgens rated it it was amazing
In the book, Llama Llama Time to Share, Llama Llama’s neighbors come over to introduce themselves, and Nelly Gnu, the little goat, starts to play with his toys. They happily play together until Nelly Gnu takes Fuzzy Llama, which is Llama Llama’s favorite toy. Fuzzy Llama’s arm falls off during their fight, so the mom fixes him and sets him aside until the two children learn how to share. They find other ways to get along and share until they get Fuzzy Llama back. They happily play for the remain ...more
Sep 02, 2015 Allison rated it it was amazing
Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney is a great picture-book for parents to read to their young children. The story follows Llama, a young boy that does not like to share his toys, as he meets a new neighbor who wants to play with him. At first Llama’s neighbor, Nelly Gnu, begins to build with blocks as Llama hesitantly watches. However, Nelly is having so much fun that Llama and his stuffed animal, Fuzzy Llama, are eager to play, too. Llama is just beginning to warm up to the idea of shar ...more
Sep 03, 2014 Joannah rated it really liked it
Llama Llama has new neighbors, so Mama Llama invites them over for a visit. Nelly Gnu is ready to play. She even has her own dolly, just like Fuzzy Llama. But when Nelly starts to play with all of Llama’s toys, it takes him awhile to get used to sharing. They build a castle together and they’re getting along swimmingly, until Llama gets distracted and Nelly takes Fuzzy Llama to play with on her own. Little Llama has a tantrum, and when he snatches his dolly back from Nelly, Fuzzy’s arm rips off ...more
Aubrey Todd
Mar 30, 2016 Aubrey Todd rated it really liked it
Summary: Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney is about Llama and Nelly Gnu and how they learn to share and play together. Nelly Gnu is new and comes over for a play date with Llama. At first Llama doesn't want to share his toys so he just sits back and watched Nelly Gnu. After a while he realized that sharing may not be so bad. However, when he sees Nelly Gnu playing with his fuzzy llama he gets upset and when he tried to grab it back he rips the arm off! Llama's mother tells him that fuzzy ...more
Taylor Faulk
Feb 03, 2016 Taylor Faulk rated it really liked it
Llama Llama Time To Share is a classic story teaching the importance of sharing and interacting with other children. Mama Llama invited the neighbors over to play. Nelly Gnu, the little goat wants to play with Llama Llama and his toys. They are happy playing together until Nelly Gnu takes Fuzzy Llama, Llama Llama’s favorite toy. Fuzzy Llama’s arm falls off while they are fighting over him. Mama Llama fixes the arm and sets Fuzzy Llama aside until the kids learn how to share. They find other ways ...more
1. Opening: Have you ever had a favorite toy? A toy that is so special and means so much to you that you wanted to keep it all to yourself. How would you feel if you were asked to share or let others use/play with that special toy? Today we are going to read the story Llama Llama Time to Share. The author of this book is Anna Dewdney. An author is the person who wrote the book. Take a look at the cover. Do you recognize Llama Llama? Raise your hand if you've read other books about llama llama. A ...more
I like that Dewdney fits in a variety of different reactions to sharing into this short narrative: Llama is apprehensive, then interested, then NOT willing to share, then regretful, then game again--and there's even a little modeling of negotiation to find something to play that both kids want to do. AND there's a natural segue back to the toy that was in time-out.

Plus the great pun on "Gnu girl." <3

Keli O'brien
Llama Llama Time to Share is about Llama and his mother having the neighbor's over for tea. The neighbor brings her daughter Nelly Gnu and Little Baby Gnu to play, which Llama has to share his toys with Nelly. At first, he was apprehensive but soon warmed up with playing with Nelly. But Nelly was playing with Llama's favorite llama, which upset him and he tried to take the toy away, only to rip poor llama's arm off. Luckily, Llama's mom fixed llama, but made the kids play with other toys until t ...more
Mikayla Baker
Jan 28, 2016 Mikayla Baker rated it really liked it
Llama Llama is playing with his toys when his new neighbors come over. Nelly Gnu had a dolly just like Llama Llama. The two kids go off to play, but they cannot choose something that they both like. Finally Nelly makes a castle out of blocks and Llama decides to join in. Then Nelly takes Llama's doll and begins to play with it. Llama gets mad and they fight over the doll eventually tearing off one of its arms. Llama takes his doll to his mama to get her to fix it. After it is fixed the doll has ...more
Haley Altizer
Feb 22, 2015 Haley Altizer rated it really liked it
Llama Llama time to share, is a great book to teach children of a younger age how to share. The book starts off with introducing Nelly Gnu, which is the new girl to the neighborhood. When Llama and Nelly meet, Llama is not enthused. He does not like to share his toys with others. The entire time Nelly I trying to get him to play with her, Llama is off doing his own thing. Finally, Llama becomes interested in something the Nelly is doing, so he decides to join. Things start to go downhill. The tw ...more
Jun 21, 2013 Tatiana rated it liked it
The Llama Llama books are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. This installment deals with the skill of sharing, which is often hard for young kids to master. The rhythm and rhyme lend this book to a great read aloud as well.
Bailey Forkner
Jan 31, 2016 Bailey Forkner rated it it was amazing
I actually bought this book with the idea of sharing it in the first couple weeks (or even days) of school starting in my classroom to start conversation on the importance of sharing. Sometimes sharing is ideal, and it's not what you want to do, but it's important for children to understand from the get-go that sharing is an important aspect of society. This book dives into it right from the beginning when a new friend comes to Llama's house and wants to play with Fuzzy (his stuffed animal) and ...more
Lesley Nase
Anna Dewdney has come up with another way to entertain and enlighten children as they read the newest Llama Llama book.
Sep 11, 2014 Diane rated it liked it
My son chose this from the library, but we couldn't read it there, so I was thrilled when it turned out to be quite good. We've read at least one other Llama Llama book, but I forget which one. This book is perhaps geared toward slightly younger children than my son, say 3 or 4 year olds. My son still needs to hear about sharing, but the text is also geared toward the younger ones. There are a few gaps, which younger ones wouldn't care about, but that made my son go, huh? (And me too).

The illus
Sep 14, 2012 Cherie rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book, sharing
I can describe this book in one word--Cute. It's a good one for children who are learning to share.
Mar 02, 2016 Heidi rated it really liked it
We really like the "Llama Llama" books. This book plays out a pretty classic scene of sharing and conflict between new, young friends. I especially liked Mama Llama's handling of the "crisis" situation: after calming everyone down, she removed the toy causing the conflict and encouraged them to try again. Later, once the two friends proved they could get along, they got their toy back and were able to play nicely. This scene happens so much in our house that I'm glad for my toddler to see it som ...more
Katherine Cowley
Mar 23, 2014 Katherine Cowley rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
My 18 month old always begs for me to read this book ("llama share!"), and then she always starts bawling in the middle of it. It's a great story about sharing your toys, but it doesn't feel overly didactic or preachy. There are fun rhymes, and as always with the Llama llama books, awesome visuals. At a certain point the kids forget to share, and the fuzzy llama toy rips in two. That is the point when my daughter always starts bawling, and she in inconsolable until llama mama sews the toy back t ...more
Sep 04, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Llama Llama learns to share in book that is spot-on for the age group.
Ana Grubac  (LibrariAna)
Llama llama time to share is a part of the Llama Llama series written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. This series is ideal for preschool children and beginner readers. Anna REALLY gets her audience and has a great way of saying and illustrating just the right things for young children to get it.

In this book, Llama's new neighbors come to visit and Mama is pretty clear that Llama Llama needs to share. Can he do it? With great illustrations and simple and rhyming text, the book describes the impo
Christina Baldridge
Sep 18, 2012 Christina Baldridge rated it it was amazing
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Kacy Sutton
“Llama Llama, Time to Share” is about a young llama whose mother, Mama Llama, is having a guest over. Her guest is bringing her young llama, who is about the same age as the other young llama. Mama Llama tell young llama he needs to be nice and share his toys. This went fine until the guest llama tries to play with young llama’s favorite toy. They end up getting into a fight and tearing the toy. Mama Llama fixes the toy and then sets it aside. She tells the two young llamas that they may not pla ...more
Oct 22, 2012 Kylie added it
Shelves: habelldigital
Llama has new neighbors moving in. As they visit, Llama and his new neighbor’s daughter have a lot of fun. Llama is learning how to share all his toys with the exception of one. Llama has to learn the hard way that sharing is good and everything can be shared safely while still having a lot of fun.

The book would be good for elementary boys and girls who do not like to share.

This book is for children who do not like to share because it teaches the reader the value of sh
Sheila Bokor
Nov 21, 2012 Sheila Bokor rated it it was amazing
Llama Llama time to share is a delightful children’s book that gently teaches that sharing your toys can be fun. The rhyming storyline flows easily from meeting a new neighbor and learning how to play and share to the horror of a broken toy. Llama Llama’s new neighbor Nelly Gnu is a girl who has a special dolly just like him, his mother reminds him to share, but Llama Llama is not used to sharing his toys, or playing with a girl. Once he sees that she can build with blocks, just like him, he joi ...more
Jul 17, 2013 Tonya rated it it was amazing
This book was actually given to my son as a gift from my mom to help him understand the meaning of sharing. The author teaches this lesson very well in the book. She makes it very easy for a child to understand by making it reader friendly even though she is talking about a lesson that needs to be learned. She uses rhyming words at the end of each sentence to make the reading fun but yet playful. The author uses the tension writing craft also to help see that sharing can be something that's hard ...more
Mar 16, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, rhyming, 2013
Our girls are starting to get a bit too old for these stories (especially our oldest), but our youngest actually borrowed this book from their elementary school library, so I was more than happy to read it aloud to them.

This is a cute tale about learning to share and making friends. The rhyming narrative and colorful illustrations are just as adorable and entertaining as we've come to expect with these books.

After we read the book together we had a discussion as to the difference between my rat
Holly Frasier
This book is obviously good for exemplifying sharing to your children and showing that friendship is what truly is fun. In this book Baby Llama struggles to share with Nell as thy play. Baby Llama has always been protective of his favorite stuffed animal and this becomes an immediate problem between the two. Baby Llama throws one of his signature fits in this book, and I love these fits because they teach children that anger is normal and isn't scary but is something you can control.
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