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Llama Llama and the Bully Goat (Llama Llama)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  1,217 Ratings  ·  153 Reviews
Llama Llama likes to sing.Gilroy laughs at everything.

Llama sings out just the same.

Gilroy says a not-nice name.

Teacher has some things to say:

calling names is not OK.

Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers wha
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Garrett Reimers
Jun 06, 2015 Garrett Reimers rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-children-s-lit
PreS-Gr 1-Llama Llama and his friends cannot enjoy their school day because Gilroy Goat is being a bully. He laughs at the other animals during circle time, and he calls Llama Llama a "not-nice name" when he tries to sing. Although Gilroy's teacher tries to correct his behavior, the bullying continues into recess (dirt throwing and destructiveness) until the llama calls him a Bully Goat. Realizing he's hurt potential new companions, Gilroy is happy to accept Llama Llama's renewed offer of ...more
Feb 03, 2014 James rated it liked it
Gilroy Goat was acting like a total jerk the whole day until the teacher pulls him aside on the playground. The next thing we know we are back in the classroom and he's an angel. My question is this: what did the teacher say to him on the playground that intimidated him SO MUCH? Was it a threat? Another thing . . . Gilroy's father seems like such a nice guy. How did his son go this far astray? I gotta be honest folks, this Llama Llama book left me with more questions than answers. Usually I ...more
Kenzie Wright
Jan 18, 2016 Kenzie Wright rated it it was amazing
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Dewdney, A. (2013). Llama Llama and the Bully Goat: New York, NY: Penguin Group.

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Fletcher, C. (2013, September 15). [Book review of Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, by A. Dewdney]. Booklist. 110(2). Retrieved from NoveList Plus database.

Fletcher states that Llama Llama and the Bully Goat is appropriate for Pre-school- Kindergarten. Bullying is not fun, your day can be ruined by one person. Fletcher states that Dewdney’s solution is to “walk away and tell someone.” This is good advice given
1. Friends, who can remind what we learned a bully way yesterday? Now, I don't want you to amused my question, but just think about it in your head. Think about a time when someone has bullied you, been hurtful to you, or mean, what did you do? I'm sure those aren't the best memories, but do any of you have a way that you handled it in a positive way? What are some things you can do if you are being bullied? Now, I want you to think about those and see if your mind changes or stays the same as ...more
It was only a matter of time before the loveable Llama Llama would encounter someone who seems aggravated by everything and downright mean. Llama Llama and his classmates decide that they have had enough from Gilroy who behaves just a bully goat. After informing their teacher about his behavior, they all work together to model appropriate behavior for him and help him get along with others. In the end, maybe, just maybe Llama Llama has made a new friend. This is an excellent book to open ...more
Aug 20, 2013 Mary rated it liked it
Kind of a simplistic look at bullying, but I suppose it's appropriate for the preschool set.
May 09, 2015 Cody rated it it was ok
My first encounter with the Llama, Llama series...It's ok.
Chandler Lotridge
Nov 07, 2016 Chandler Lotridge rated it it was amazing
“Llama Llama and the Bully Goat” by Anna Dewdney (5 Stars)
Book Summary #10

Summary: “Llama Llama and the Bully Goat” by Anna Dewdney is a story about a billy goat named Gilroy that makes fun of other people in his class. Llama and his friends are participating in school activities like they always do. During circle time, the students play and sing by making their own individual animal noises, but Gilroy sees circle time as an opportunity to pick on his peers. Gilroy laughs at all of his peers by
Eliza Buell
Nov 08, 2016 Eliza Buell rated it really liked it
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney is a story about a llama who is enjoying school, learning many new things and making many friends. He loves to sing and play and one day, Gilroy the goat come along and begins making fun of Llama and teasing him. Llama is not sure what to do, so he tells the teacher and Gilroy gets a time out. After Gilroy's punishment, he wonders if Llama and his friends will give him a second chance. He does, and realizes that it is fun and can't wait for the next ...more
Nov 10, 2016 Dusty rated it really liked it
Bullying is a real, debilitating problem, and many authors have created books that offer kids and parents tools for dealing with it. Of the titles I have read, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat is one of my favorites. While it doesn't punch you in the gut like Jacqueline Woodsen's Every Kindness, it does demonstrate for young people that being bullied doesn't mean you're "weird" or "different" and that there are peaceful ways to stand up for yourself. Also, fortunately, it avoids the Berenstain's t ...more
Jannah Horvath
Oct 31, 2016 Jannah Horvath rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Grade level : K-1.5
Genre : poetry/ rhyme

Llama llama and the bully goat is part of a series about Llama and other animal friends. The whole books rhymes while also teaching kids how to deal with a bully. I like the book because it teaches actual strategies -- such as ignore them and walk away-- while still being fun. The internet says that this book is kindergarten level , but I think the rhyming scheme would be a fun way to build fluency in the first grade. It was fun to read it myself and I thi
Bridgette Elston
Oct 30, 2016 Bridgette Elston rated it it was amazing
My 4 year old loves all the llama llama books and this was no different. An east read as the adult and a good way to approach the subject of bullying, how to handle it (walk away and tell an adult) and what happens when you are the bully (people won't play with you).
Nov 30, 2016 Ckolleen rated it it was amazing
I like the book, the characters are young animals, the illustrations are awesome. The story is about bullying happening in the classroom and on the playground, and how they are dealt with.
Cara Byrne
Nov 09, 2016 Cara Byrne rated it liked it
When Gilroy the goat name calls, teases, kicks and abuses llama llama and nelly gnu, they go to their teacher and the situation is made right.
Nov 16, 2016 Brooke rated it it was amazing
Good choice for the first week of school. Let's kids know to be nice
April Palmer
Oct 12, 2016 April Palmer rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book!
Kasey Lynn
Oct 02, 2016 Kasey Lynn rated it it was amazing
This book can be helpful for teaching the importance of friendship and that people can change.
Caroline Daniel
Oct 30, 2016 Caroline Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: reading-4050
o Summary: All of the animals at school and singing, playing, and having a good time. Their good time is ruined by Gilroy the Goat when he makes fun of them for everything they are doing. At first he gets told to be nice and after he does not listen, he gets a time out. He then is able to go back and play with the other students. He is much nicer and is now their friend.
o Grade level: 3rd
o Appropriate classroom use: This would be a fun read aloud because of all of the cute pictures and fun words
Sep 29, 2016 Anthony rated it liked it
Llama Llama and his school mates find themselves being pestered by the class bully. They take action through rhyme and reason to confront the bully and nip the harassment in the bud.
Oct 18, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Llama, Llama goes to school and loves it. They write, count, draw ,and sing. Gilroy Goat, however, refuses to join in and thinks that everything they do is silly. Gilroy says a not nice name to Llama and gets in trouble. Outside Gilroy kicks dirt at the others, pushes, teases, throws toys, sticks and stomps on Llama's coat. He is a Bully Goat! Llama and Nelly walk away and tell on him. The teacher gives him a long time out and later a chance to be a friend, not a bully.

Travis Unterseher
Sep 24, 2016 Travis Unterseher rated it really liked it
Shelves: lit-for-children
This is a very neat book for children, the book can for sure be placed in a poetry or rhyming genre. I really think kids will like the rhyming and also the farm animal characters in the book. The book was very well written and has very great flow of words.

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The book mainly focuses on a way that children can deal with bullies at school, so I would use this book to bring these problems up with kids. I would also use this book in trying to get kids to think of other words that
Aug 26, 2013 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
If you are not familiar with the great Llama Llama books then you are in for a real treat. This is Anna Dewdney's newest picture book in the series and it is adorable. Llama is ready to give us another life lesson -- so listen closely. This lesson is about bullying and how to deal with it even at an early age. I like the message and the fact that it is geared to younger children so they can learn exactly what to do if they are bullied or have a tendency to be a bully themselves.

Gilroy Goat is no
Anna Hernandez
Llama Llama is excited to start school and make friends. Everyone in Llama’s class is very nice, except one. Gilroy Goat talks during quite time, doesn’t follow directions on the carpet, and even pours sand on Llama. Gilroy Goat is a bully goat. Llama is very nice and explains to Gilroy what it’s like to be a good friend. By the end of the book they become friends and can’t wait for another school day.
This is one of my favorite Llama Llama books. It tells a story that every person has or is goi
Marissa Kendrix
Feb 01, 2016 Marissa Kendrix rated it it was amazing
Summary: The story starts out with llama llama and his classmates sitting nicely at their tables doing their schoolwork like any other day. That is until circle time comes along and as the class sings and claps to the beat, Gilroy Goat points and laughs at them all and calls them names. The teacher warns Gilroy Goat to stop being mean, but he doesn’t seem to learn his lesson as he continues to bully his friends during recess. He laughs as he kicks dirt at his friends and tosses their toys until ...more
Mady Dailey
After reading the title to Llama Llama and the Bully Goat, I will ask the students what they notice might be the same in this book as the last one we read (A Bully-Free Bus). What were some examples of bullying in A Bully-Free Bus? (student responses) After discussing possible ways to be a bully, I will ask the students to reflect on their own lives. I will tell them I know it's hard to sometimes admit we might have been mean or said mean things to someone, but I want everyone to think about the ...more
Jill Stark

Let me read a little of what this book is about. Llama Llama and the bully goat by Anna Dewdney.

“Llama Llama loves school. Llama Llama loves to play with his friends. But Gilroy Goat doesn’t seem to like anyone, and what’s worse, he’s mean to Llama Llama! What’s a little llama to do? With some help from Teacher, Llama Llama finds a way to stand up to Gilroy, and change a bad time to a good one.”

This story is set in school and I’m sure that you will see that Llama Llama does many of the same t
Jun 15, 2014 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat is about a a billy goat who is a bully -- he giggles at people, throws sand at them, stomps, kicks, etc. The other animals in the class walk away and tell their teacher who helps remedy the situation. The teacher and animals help the Gilroy the billy goat learn how to be a good friend. This book will be very positive in the text set because the llama series is already a hit with it's catchy rhymes and eye-grabbing animal drawing. Student will be drawn to the ...more
Lizz Uhl
Llama Llama and his friend Nelly Gnus are in school with all their friends where Gilroy the goat makes fun of everyone! Pointing and laughing while they sing songs and even throwing dirt on friends outside. He stomps and kicks and makes his friends sad. Gilroy is a bully goat and Llama Llama has to stop him. Llama Llama decided that to make Gilroy stop his cruel habits he would tell him that it is not okay to be mean and if he continues to be a bully they will walk away and tell an adult. Will ...more
Sep 12, 2016 Selena rated it it was amazing
Shelves: juvenile, read-aloud
Great book to introduce the bullying issue to a younger set. It was perfect for the kindergartners that I needed it for.
Aliyah Inge-hanif
Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney is a picture book for ages three through five years old. It is about a llama and his day at school with a goat who is a bully. It talks about what do when someone is bullying you and how the teacher handles the bully in the class.

I enjoyed the book because it was a very clear way of portraying bullying to young children. The animal characters were different and the play on words was very innovate (bully goat). The rhyming through out the book was al
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