Friday, July 15, 2011

Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Llama Llama Holiday Drama
New York Times Best Seller

Dewdney, A. (2010). Llama llama holiday drama. New York, NY: Viking.

This book appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list back in December.  I bought it at the after Christmas half off sale for my niece.  I have all boys and I love to buy my two nieces girly books.  Boys will love it too, but it seems like my boys only did so much Christmas and then were off to play.  This book reminded me of me at Christmas as a child.  I had to have my hands in everything and Christmas always took sooo long to finally get here.  It is about all the fun (drama) building up to Christmas.  Little llama gets to help with all the shopping, counting down days, baking, counting down days, holiday school fun, counting down days, making Mom a present, counting down days, decorating, counting down days...and then have a little meltdown from too much waiting!  And, of course, she learns the lesson of the true gift of each other.  I really enjoyed this heartwarming little story of the anticipation of Christmas.  The rhythm and rhyme make it a perfect read aloud.

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