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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...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Viking Juvenile (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, "Wait...how 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.

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

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.
I can describe this book in one word--Cute. It's a good one for children who are learning to share.
Kathy 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.
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
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...more
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...more
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...more
Rosa Cline
All llamallama books are wonderful for a young reader-listener, this one teaches to share and be friends with new kids. this is a good book where Llama llama learns that fighting isn't so fun and being a friend and sharing is better! This also introduces a new character that has a book all her own too.
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!

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...more
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
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
Shayne Cope
This was a great rhyming book and a realistic, positive portrayal of sharing. It would be great for teaching sharing and cooperating with others for young children.
Kim Miller
I enjoy the pictures in these books. llama llama is so relatable. He's cute and is simply a young one who is learning the ways of the world.
Erin Lorimer
Llama llama is unfamiliar with the idea of sharing his toys until his new neighbors stop by for a visit and he is forced to experiment. Llama and Nelly Gnu both have dollies they love to play with, but will the combination mix? Llama needed to learn how to make adjustments and branch out to ultimately end up with a new friend. Anna Dewdney's illustrations are a remarkable touch to the story. Her artwork appears to be done on a canvas and gives it a rough and bumpy look to it. I wanted to reach o...more
Curtis Edmonds
This could have been called "Llama Llama Playdate Drama." Llama Llama is inveigled into a playdate with a girl gnu from across the street who comes in and plays with his toys - and then manages to wreck the poor little llama doll that Llama Llama sleeps with. Mama Llama, as always, is a much better parent than I will ever be - she mends the toy, but won't let Llama Llama play with it until he can learn to share it. I tend to think that's wrong - a child shouldn't be made to share a really specia...more
May 22, 2014 Sharie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: f14
One of my favorites of the series. And I like the play on words...the 'gnu' girl.
James Coffman
Now we know how to push Little Llama's buttons: steal Fuzzy Llama, his beloved doll. BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE.
This series is great for sharing with toddlers and pre-school children.
Great rhythm, as well as a great book for preschool children about sharing.
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