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Llama Llama Mad at Mama (Llama Llama)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  9,269 ratings  ·  417 reviews
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
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 6th 2007 by Viking Juvenile (first published January 1st 2007)
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babyhippoface
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
Abby Spiel
Llama Llama wants to spend his Saturday playing, but Mama Llama has different plans for little Llama. She takes him away from his play time to go shopping at Shop-O-Rama, but he feels better after Mama promises him a treat!

This book was extremely relatable even for me as an adult, but I could also relate it back to my childhood. I used to hate grocery shopping, or any type of shopping with my mom because it always took forever. When little Llama starts to through a fit, you feel bad for Mama bec
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Danie Plott
Addressing the woes of shopping trips and hissy fits, Llama Llama Mad at Mama shows us a normal a wonderful relationship between a mother and son… llama. Our characters are loveable llamas standing on two feet, wearing clothes, and doing other people things like playing, riding in a car seat, and tagging along with mothers to the dreaded shopping center. The story is told through rhymes from llama llama’s perspective showing us what our little ones go through on shopping trips. When llama llama ...more
NebraskaIcebergs
It’s Saturday and Llama Llama wants to play. Except Mama Llama has to shop. And she can’t leave her little one behind. Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney is one of many titles in a series of popular picture books featuring the most unusual character of a llama. Dewdney’s work is known for how it sympathetically address the everyday issues of young children and its incredible use of facial expressions in the illustrations. With Llama Llama Mad at Momma, Dewdney once again delivers.

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Michelle McBeth
I loved Llama Llama Red Pajama because of the incredible use of facial expressions in the illustrations to tell the story. I loved the title of this book and was hoping it would be as good. I was disappointed. Dewdney, the author does not use facial expressions well. The illustrations are not as interesting.
The rhyming of the story does not flow well throughout the book. I found myself having to reread parts of it trying to make sense of it. The story line does not sit well with me either. Mama
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Tc
Love this series! These books highlight key vocabulary and rhyme. Perfect for the classroom! This book would be great for discussing personal shopping experiences children have with their own parents and, how they could make it more enjoyable.
Sarah
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
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Paxton
This book was a cute book, but it has a scene in it where little Llama throws a big tantrum when he is at the store with his mom. He throws all sorts of things out of the cart like food, toys and juice. The reason he does this is because he is upset that he has to be at the store with his mom, instead of being at home playing. His mom addresses the situation and calms little Llama down. She then has him help her clean up the mess that he made in the store. She then goes to pay for her items and ...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
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Molly Willaert
I love Llama books because of the cadence of the books and because my kids are drawn to them. Llama llama has to go shopping with his mom on a Saturday. They go to the store to try on clothes and then to the grocery store. Little Llama gets so tired and starts to pitch a fit in the middle of the grocery store. Everything in the Llama’s cart goes flying out, but with momma and little llama helping everything gets picked up. Momma llama reminds little llama to stop the drama and although she doesn ...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.
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Lindsay
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
(2007)
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
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Brandy
We got this one as part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and I came away feeling slightly surprised that they chose this one to be part of the program. While there are a lot of relatable emotions and scenarios in this book for young kids, Llama throws a fit - literally throwing things and destroying items in the store - and all Mama does is ask him to stop and then they *still* go get an ice cream treat? For real? My kids are 5 & nearly 3 and they would not be rewarded for throwing a ...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
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Ellenjsmellen
Read this at the book store to my kids. Llama LLama Red Pajamas was cute too. Lots of llama drama.
Ana Grubac
Llama llama home with Mama is a part of the Llama Llama series written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. This series is ideal for preschool children and beginner readers.

In this book, llama llama is enjoying his Saturday morning playing, when his Mom takes him go shopping. Llama, llama is not happy! yucky music, big feet, picking things to eat is not his idea of a good time and he throws a real fit in the middle of the store. How does Mama react?

Again, Anna Dewdney shows how she really gets pre
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Elizabeth
This llama definitely reminds me of myself when I was a kid!
Bailey
Perfect Rhymes! Perfect Tale! Anna Dewdney cannot fail!
Whitley
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
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Sarah
Very clever llama drama.
Angela
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
Jazmin
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
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Erin
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
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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
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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!
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