Llama Llama Mad at Mama
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Llama Llama Mad at Mama (Llama Llama)

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Yucky music, great big feet. Ladies smelling way too sweet.

Look at knees and stand in line.

Llama Llama starts to whine.

Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can’t leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he’s having a full-out...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 6th 2007 by Viking Juvenile (first published January 1st 2007)
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Mar 15, 2008 babyhippoface rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: mothers of small children
Little llama llama is back, and this time he's getting impatient with his mother as she shops in the grocery store. The situation progresses until little llama is having a full-blown, pasta-flying, juice-spraying, cart-crashing, Cheezee Puff-tossing fit in the grocery store. Mama llama handles the ugly and potentially embarrassing situation with tremendous grace and patience (oh, that all moms were as calm as Mama llama), reminding little llama of how much he is loved, and leading him to quietly...more
Feb 14, 2014 Sarah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: families and educators, young children
Characters: llama and his mama
Setting: mostly the Shop-O-Rama, also the llama's home and car
Intended audience: young children and their parents

Llama Llama's quick cadence and simple rhymes are engaging, fun, and relevant to all children who have ever had a tantrum. At times printed over the pictures, other times around them, the text flows naturally into the images, enhancing the reading experience. Many letters and words are accentuated by color, boldness, and size, and when baby llama's tantr...more
Jennifer Hackett
Tag: Picture Book (2) Class 2

Dewdney, Anna. Llama Llama Mad at Mama (2007). This is a story that both parents and children can enjoy together. The protagonist in this story is a young llama, Llama Llama, who has to go shopping with his mom. Llama Llama is having fun playing with his blocks and puzzles when Mama Llama needs to go shopping at Shop-O-Rama. Llama Llama begins to throw a tantrum, throwing food and other item out of the cart all over the ground because the lines are very long and he i...more
The Library Lady
Any child who hates to go shopping with mom, and any mom who hates to take her kids shopping will understand this book all too well. Dewdney knows how to write a good book in rhyme, and her illustrations are fabulous--who knew how expressive a llama's face could be. This one is as good as the original "Llama Llama Red Pajama" and I hope Dewdney has more adventures planned for Mama and Llama Llama!
Brittany Tatum
Llama llama Mad at Mama is about a llama and his mom. They go shopping but, llama doesn't like shopping and he is ready to go. As they're in the store longer, llama gets upset and he eventually explodes and throws everything out of their shopping cart. Llama and his mama come to an agreement and they work together so they can get everything they need and get out of the store.

From the cover I could tell that this was going to be a hilarious book because the way llama's face is as he is pouting....more
This is Ava's FAVE right now. I love to read aloud, and this one is rhythmic and hilarious...love it! Little Llama is PI$$ED...big time! Kids will definitely relate to being forced to shop, but the resolution at the end is so cute, it always ends up in a hugfest here. Highly recommended!
Demilyn Odango
Summary: Llama Llama is about a young llama whose mama asks him to go to the store with her and at the end he'll get a treat. As the shopping progresses he gets grumpier and grumpier, then throws a fit in the store. Mama tries to be understanding and llama llama realizes what he did was wrong. He helps mama clean up and when the shopping was done he got his treat.

Evaluation: I like that this book is rhymes. I would say that the target audience is middle emergent readers. It allows them to...more
Hoang Shin
This book is a rhyming book about a little llama who throws a fit while in the grocery store with his mama. Llama feels frustrated and tired, but expresses his feelings in a manner that is not so acceptable. The story tells about a situation and feelings that most children can relate to.
I would use this book during a morning meeting to open up conversation about apology of action, as well as how our behavior affects those around us.
In literacy, I would use this book to talk about writing style...more
Read this at the book store to my kids. Llama LLama Red Pajamas was cute too. Lots of llama drama.
This llama definitely reminds me of myself when I was a kid!
Perfect Rhymes! Perfect Tale! Anna Dewdney cannot fail!
Rosa Cline
We LOVE llama llama books! Every one of them are great! And for single mother's they are WONDERFUL! (Nothing against all the Daddy's out there at all but sometimes it's hard to find books for single Momma's and single Daddy's...) This book was just as good as the others... however, I did not like the major fit he throws in the store throwing things out of the cart etc. Although Mama handles the situation (as she always does) well... this maybe a time to talk to your youngster about what's accept...more
This book is probably one of the most hilarious, and compelling picture books I've read as an adult. Enduring little Llama is just so mad at mama! When I'm speaking with a customer, especially one who is at my register with a screaming child and they are buying a Llama Llama book I usually very quickly suggest "Llama Llama Mad at Mama" and just so they don't get offend I recommend they also get "Llama Llama Misses Mama" as well and juxtapose the two.
As always the illustrations are wonderful esp...more
Very clever llama drama.
Llama Llama Mad at Mama is a picture book for primary readers. Llama Llama is a really cute story and could easily become a favorite. The story is about a Llama who wants to stay home and play with his toys on a Saturday morning, but has to go shopping with his mother. Mama llama promises Llama Llama a treat if he behaves himself during their visit to the Shop-O-Rama, but that does not change the fact that he does he is not happy about going shopping. I absolutely love this book. The plot is eas...more
Morgan Elliott
Llama llama mad at mama is story any children can associate with because of the roller coaster emotions young people can go through when they are drug to the local convenient store with their mothers. It starts off with mama llama loading up her son in the car to go grocery shopping. While at the Shop-o-Rama they pick up things like socks, pasta and paper towels. Llama thinks the shopping trip is taking to long and throws a fit. After his mother tells him his behavior is inappropriate and will n...more
Mary Hohman
Llama Llama Mad at Momma is a picture book written by Anna Dewdney. The intended ages of this book are N birth through five years of age. This story is about a child who throws a fit and makes a big mess during his shopping trip with his mother. Momma Llama calmly helps him clean up the mess and lets him help her with the rest of the shopping. At the end of the story his momma gives him a treat for being good and he loves his momma. I rated this book a four because I like the story, the illustra...more
Llama llama mad at mama, written and illustrated by Ann Dewdney is a wonderful story book for young readers that will definetly get them hooked on reading. Beginning readers will enjoy baby llama and all the drama llama he creates, and remind them of what they should do.
Dewdney draws her illustrations in oil pastels to give her cartoon characters a soft feel. Baby llama and his mama are a soft brown, with short curvy lines for their hair, with highlights in the face to depict emotion. Thus, t...more
Oh, little Llama. What was your mother thinking interrupting your play time like that? My toddler doesn't need such reasonable reasons for being mad at her mama - she'll use any ol' excuse to mimic the angry llama face on the cover of this book. And I will try hard not to giggle.

Actually, my daughter really enjoys shopping and hardly ever gives me problems at the store. But whenever she rides in a cart now, she asks if she can spray the juice or make the towels roll loose. So instead of acting...more
Jennifer Balke
This book was so cute and a fun and easy read. This book is about a llama and his mama going shopping for groceries and the baby llama is mad at his mama because he does not want to go. Through out the story the little llama is not behaving and throwing a fit but the mama disciplines him and asks him to work with her so they can make the best of the trip since she does not like it either. Because the book is simple it would be an easy read for a young child with some assistance.It would help kid...more
Sondra Santos
Now, before I get into it I need to say that I did enjoy the first book - Llama Mama Red Pajamas - but this one seemed to be a stretch of a sequel to a book that touched on the little llama's need for Mama at bedtime.

Llama Llama Mad at Mama shows little llama having a major meltdown in the grocery store, throwing food from the cart and creating quite a scene. Mama insists on his helping her clean up the mess before continuing their shopping trip.

Although there's no mention of it in the text, t...more
Zequoia Hyche
I thought that this book was very interesting from the cover page alone. Llama Llama Mad at Mama is a rhyming story, which helps children learn words faster and understand emotions. If there was a unit on learning different facial expressions.. the children can predict and visually see how the llama may be feeling as well as the mama. Not only that, but the story is set in a grocery store. As a way to encourage children to talk during circle time, lunch time etc., can have each child discuss wha...more
Sara Schwarzwalder
My first thought when I opened this book to read it was: eyecatching! The pictures are beautifully bright and bold. I loved how the book rhymed. Would be a perfect book to read aloud to a 1st grade class. The story is about a llama and his mama going shopping and buying lots of things at the store. Llama becomes impatient and bored at the store until his mama decides to make it fun for him. The story shows the importance of teamwork. Cute book and a must read to students!
Kayla Fallis
This book by Anna Dewdney is a fun book for the students. It is about a little llama who wants to play but mama llama makes him go to the store with her. The lines are all too long and she is taking to much time so little llama throws a fit in the store. Towards the end of this story mama tells him to stop and says that he should be happy because she is there with him. They work together to clean up the mess and then they are happy after this. Children would enjoy this story because it rhymes an...more
Jessica Green
This adventure with Llama and Mama is a great opener for children learning about becoming impatient and mad. Llama and Mama go to the store and Mama promises Llama a surprise when they are done. Llama is excited at first but then starts to become impatient as Mama is shopping for clothes, shoes, groceries, and other household items. Like many children, Llama sees lots of things that he wants and gets sensory overload. He throws sort of a fit in the store and yells at Mama. Mama CALMLY finds out...more
Apr 03, 2009 Tressa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: pre-schoolers
Shelves: juvenile
Anna Dewdney’s book Llama Llama Mad at Mama is about compromise between a mother and child (or cria in this case). It’s playtime for Llama Llama, who is having fun with his blocks and puzzles. But Mama Llama needs to run some errands and plops Llama Llama into his car seat to head for the Shop-O-Rama. But Llama Llama’s just not in the mood for standing in lines and trying on clothes, so he starts to whine and knock items off the shelves.

Flying pasta, spraying juice.
Paper towels rolling loose.
Cute, some paragraphs had a better rhyme scheme than others. I understand this is one of a series. The illustrations were fun but not breathtaking. Little to no lesson for the child. It seems to be more for parent relatablility than anything, I suppose after reading you could suggest being a team like Llama Llama and Mama Llama. It was more like a far less crude version of Go the F- To Sleep; something to make parents and sitters alike nod their head and go "Yeah...we've been there."
Victoria Long
Anna Dewdney has very vibrant and colorful pages right from the start. It is a very easy read and flows well with a rhyme on each page. Little llama is experiencing the same frustration we all have when shopping with mothers. The illustrations of animals dressed up in high heels and leather belts creates a fun eye catching read. In the end the llama drama is solved and a lesson of patience is learned.
Kelly Thevenot
Llama llama Mad at Mama is a children's book about a little Llama who is playing at home when his Mama needs to go to the store, he doesn't like the idea but he goes anyway. She has him try on clothes and makes him ride around for a long time. He gets so mad that he starts throwing stuff everywhere. She has him help pick everything up and lets him help with the shopping so its not so boring anymore. She lets him know that she doesn't like it either and that she is just glad to be with the one sh...more
SO cute. Mama drags Llama Llama to run errands at the Shop-O-Rama, when all he really wants to do is play. As we can imagine, this does not make Llama Llama a happy camper. But my favorite thing about this book (aside from the amazing rhyming scheme) is how Mama Llama handles his inevitable tantrum. Llama Llama throws a fit (and a good portion of the shopping cart) but Mama just coolly calms him down by saying how she doesn't like shopping either but she's just happy to spend time with him. How...more
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