Is Your Mama a Llama?

Is Your Mama a Llama?

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Lloyd the Llama discovers what kind of animal his mama really is in this delightful guessing game picture book, filled with whimsical riddles and endearing illustrations. Rhyming questions and answers will charm and amuse children. "An enchanting animal guessing game."--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.See more details below

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Lloyd the Llama discovers what kind of animal his mama really is in this delightful guessing game picture book, filled with whimsical riddles and endearing illustrations. Rhyming questions and answers will charm and amuse children. "An enchanting animal guessing game."--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.

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Children's Literature
A young llama asks all of his friends about their mothers in this entertaining family book. Amusing characters include a bat, a swan, and a kangaroo. The story allows the audience to anticipate the punch line of each sequence by requiring the reader to turn the page to complete the final rhyme of each segment. The illustrations are vibrant, and the narrative follows a nice pattern where the title question is repeated five times before an affirmative answer is finally found. Children can infer the simple lesson from this book that all infants belong to the same species as their mothers. 2004 (orig. 1989), Scholastic, Ages 3 to 7.
—Seth Berg
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613655712
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Steven Kellogg has illustrated more than a hundred books, including IS YOUR MAMA A LLAMA? and THE DAY JIMMY'S BOA ATE THE WASH. He has also retold and illustrated the adventures of tall-tale heroes such as Paul Bunyan, Mike Fink, and Johnny Appleseed. He lives in Essex, New York.

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