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Llama Llama Time to Share (Llama Llama)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,329 ratings  ·  128 reviews
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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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
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.

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
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
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
Haley Altizer
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
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.
Lesley Nase
Anna Dewdney has come up with another way to entertain and enlighten children as they read the newest Llama Llama book.
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).

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I can describe this book in one word--Cute. It's a good one for children who are learning to share.
Katherine Cowley
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
Llama Llama learns to share in book that is spot-on for the age group.
Ana Grubac
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
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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
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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
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
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2013, childrens, rhyming
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
Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney. This book is about Llama Llama that is used to playing home alone while his mom watches him because he is an only Llama. But one day the neighbor comes over with her daughter and Llama has to meets his neighbors. He soon starts to play with the neighbor girl that is about his age. The moms tell them to go play and the two kids go play , they don't mind playing while the moms talk. For a while the little llama shares all his toys. But once the little gir ...more
I have given all the Llama Llama books 5 stars (the 5 I've read, anyway). They are wonderfully written; pitch perfect.

Sharing is one of those things that is debatable in my book. Somethings you can't share. If they are not in pieces, easy to divvy up amongst a group, how can you share a toy? My experience with my twins is that you are asking the other to give their toy whenever someone screams "share."

I like to promote the ideas of 'wait your turn', 'find something else to play with', or 'try o
Tasha Hart
Llama Llama is a great character who teaches a lesson with each story. This one was about sharing and with two girls that sometimes struggle with sharing it is a book I am eager to re-read when they need a refresher lesson on how to share....and the rhyming makes it fun to read too!
Kayla Axiotis
Llama has a difficult time sharing and her parents are very aware of this. She realizes after playing with a friend that sharing is actually fun! What a great way to incorporate sharing into a younger person’s life.
Another Llama Llama book comes and hits me about the same. I know Little llama is beloved, but I'm getting a bit tired of it. That's that adult in me talking, though it is still a decent children's book.

A nice little book about sharing with a pleasant cadence and rhymimg. The pictures are somewhat pastel and well executed. The message (sharing if that isn't obvious already) is excellent.

I think I didn't love it because it's such a popular series and I just didn't "get it." As an adult I found it hard to concentrate on the book all the way through, so as a child it would have been near impossible. I'm pretty sure that little girls would love this book far more, based on the colors and animal
This rhyming book is very cute and has a very good story line to it about sharing. Llama Llama is not to sure about sharing ALL of her toys with her new neighbor. However, when her friend gets ahold of her fuzzy llama it all goes downhill from there. Llama Llama did not want to share that. Her fuzzy llama gets ripped. Llama Llama did not like that and her mom didn't like how she wasn't sharing. So until llama llama learned to share she couldnt play with her fuzzy llama. This book teaches kids th ...more
My son really enjoyed this one and I thought the illustrations were adorable as usual. It's amazing how well the illustrator was able to capture a toddler's expressions on an anthropomorphic llama.
I like the story - it's always nice to sneak clever little messages about how to behave in children's books. There a fine art to this though, and you have to make sure you're doing it right and don't come across as preachy or controlling. I thought Dewdney handled it well. Sharing was portrayed in a positive light and as a way to open up possibilities you might not have seen (friends? new toys? adventure?). The illustrations (of course) were cute. And while I'm such a big fan of the Llama Llama ...more
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