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Llama Llama Time to Share (Llama Llama)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  2,181 Ratings  ·  180 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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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 13, 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.

Another book to try to smooth the transition into preschool. The thing I appreciate most about AD (as the person reading her books aloud) is that she never screws up the meter. And God bless her for that. No trying to rush the line to fit the words in, or having to drag something out to make the line scan. I also appreciate that Llama's gnu friend is a girl. AD doesn't make a big thing about it, nor should it be a big thing. I appreciate that my kid gets to see a boy and girl playing together as ...more
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
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

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.
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.
Lesley Nase
Anna Dewdney has come up with another way to entertain and enlighten children as they read the newest Llama Llama book.
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.
Dec 08, 2016 Abby rated it it was amazing
Shelves: eng261, picture-books
This book is a great book about sharing, in which Llama Llama has to learn about sharing the tough way. This book is best suited for kids in preschool through first grades. This genre of this book is comedy/humor. The themes of this book are parents, playing, games, toys, and sharing. I gave this book five stars because it is a great book about sharing. This would be a great book to read to children or students when you want to teach lessons about sharing.
Paige Spychalski
Llama has to learn to share with Nelly Gnu! Nelly Gnu is the new neighbor and comes over with her mom to meet the Llamas! Quickly Nelly Gnu is making a mess of Llama Llamas toys and things but how can Llama Llama learn to share and have fun with Nelly Gnu?

I love this book and my niece who is 2 owns it! I think this book reminds me of my childhood and when I started to learn to share. I also think this book relates to every poem book out there. I think this is a great book for her because she ha
May 17, 2017 Racquel rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
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Danielle Mootz
Jan 23, 2017 Danielle Mootz rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-books
We love llama llama and wouldn't miss an opportunity to learn more about sharing.
Mar 19, 2017 Anna rated it it was amazing
So I've found two "Llama Llama" books I really enjoy and two that annoy the heck out of me. So... 50% and counting.

This one teaches a great lesson on sharing. And Anna Dewdney never messes up the meter in her rhymes by trying to cram extra words in or leaving some out, which makes for a wonderful rhythmic experience.
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
Taylor Faulk
Feb 01, 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
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
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
Sep 13, 2016 Alex rated it it was amazing
Overall, I felt like Anna Dewdney created a book that was really fun to read. I enjoyed the rhyming incorporated into the story. But most of all, I liked how Dewdney talk a very good lesson to kids about sharing.
The story shows how Llama is okay sharing his block with the new neighbor girl Nelly when they are building a castle. But he realizes that some things are not very easy to share, like his favorite stuffed llama toy.
Through the fun rhymes of the story, teachers can read this book and enga
Christina Baldridge
Sep 18, 2012 Christina Baldridge rated it it was amazing
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Jul 15, 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
Haley Altizer
Jan 28, 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
Aubrey Todd
Mar 29, 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
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
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
Mar 15, 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
Sep 21, 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
Dec 01, 2013 Evette rated it it was amazing
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
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