Book of the Day: Is Your Mama a Llama?

by Deborah Guarino
illustrated by Steven Kellogg

This one was recommended while I was taking education courses in college. We have the paperback version. Rhythmic verses of this rhyming text with fill-in-the-blank style pauses at the end of each stanza help early readers learn to read.

I also really like the illustrations; I’ve been a huge fan of Steven Kellogg since reading The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash when I was growing up. 🙂

Here’s a review from the School Library Journal to tell you a little more:

PreSchool-Grade 1– An enchanting animal guessing game for preschoolers. Lloyd, a baby llama, asks each of his friends, “Is your mama a llama?,” and all respond in turn with a rhyming description of their mother that is answered on the following page. Young listeners will delight in the playful rhythm of the text, and each riddle is sure to result in a resounding chorus of response. Kellogg’s full-color illustrations of animals in their natural surroundings maintain their usual appeal and humor and will carry well to groups, while individual readers will be further rewarded by the subtlety and detail of the backgrounds. –Starr LaTronica, North Berkeley Library, CA

Has anyone read this one already?  What did your children think??? 

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!