Llama Llama Holiday Drama

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Overview

Llama Llama holidays.

Jingle music. Lights ablaze.

How long till that special date?

Llama Llama has to wait.

If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama ...

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Overview

Llama Llama holidays.

Jingle music. Lights ablaze.

How long till that special date?

Llama Llama has to wait.

If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree . . . but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can't wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that "Gifts are nice, but there's another: The true gift is, we have each other."

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In his fourth outing, Llama Llama learns what many children know: waiting for Christmas is tough. Shopping, making cookies, school activities, and unpacking Christmas tree lights proves "too much everything for Llama" and he has a "Holidrama" meltdown. Luckily, Mama is there to remind him: "Sometimes we should take a rest/ and hold the ones we love the best." Dewdney delivers a familiar holiday message with grace, as Mama and Llama Llama snuggle on a tranquil spread, next to their undecorated tree. Overwhelmed by holiday excitement and expectation, Llama Llama is as relatable as ever. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
The holidays are arriving. Snow is on the ground. Mama Llama is busy preparing for the festivities and Llama Llama can hardly wait. Llama Llama helps Mama as she goes shopping, bakes cookies, and decorates the house. At school, Llama Llama participates in a several activities and makes a gift for Mama. However, Llama Llama has a "holidrama" as the waiting gets to be too much. In her gentle way, Mama reminds her little one that they both need to stop, rest, and remember the true spirit of the holidays. The story moves along with its rhyming verses. Preschoolers may identify with Llama Llama who finds the waiting for Christmas Day to be so difficult and overwhelming. The colorful illustrations capture Llama Llama's different emotions from wonderment to excitement to impatience while waiting for the big day. Even the tangle of holiday lights on endpapers foreshadows the frustration that sometimes occurs during the holidays. This book is a part of the "Llama Llama" series. Visit the website for activities to download and information about the author and the series. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
PreS-K—The holidays are filled with fun and excitement and a lot of things to do and make, but poor Llama Llama has to wait. Patience not being his strong suit, and completely overwhelmed by all the holiday activities, he has a complete meltdown on Christmas Eve. Fortunately, Mama Llama is there to save the day with hugs and kisses and a little quiet time. Dewdney continues to display her very real understanding of preschooler mentality. This story is as familiar as a favorite ornament (and the cover glitters). Llama fans and newcomers alike will be charmed.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews

In this fourth session of "llama drama," the little llama boy finds that seemingly endless days of waiting for Christmas to arrive in addition to all the related hustle and bustle can be just a little much. Along with his patient mama, he participates in all the activities until he finally collapses in a Christmas-fueled meltdown, with huge letters spelling out "HOLIDRAMA!" Mama Llama soothes and explains in her gentle way, bringing some greater understanding to the situation before tucking her child into bed on Christmas Eve in the calm, satisfying conclusion. The short, four-line rhymes on each page serve as amusing exposition and effectively convey Llama Llama's growing frustration with the holiday season. The extra-large trim and cheerful illustrations make this a fine choice for reading aloud to a group. (Picture book. 2-5)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780670011612
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: Llama Llama Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 111,679
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.38 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Dewdney

Anna Dewdney is the author-illustrator of Llama Llama Red Pajama and the New York Times bestsellers Llama Llama Misses Mama and Llama Llama Mad at Mama. She lives in a very old house in southern Vermont and is the mama of two away-at-school daughters and two stay-at-home dogs.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Great Christmas book

    My son loves this book and I love that I can record my self reading this book on my nook tablet.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2010

    Great Lesson!

    The story reminds us that, no matter how busy the holidays are, the most important thing is taking time to be together. Great story for little ones!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    If you have a special per schooler it is a must read during the holiday season!

    My grandson and I love llama llama,we read it on the I-pad wihich added an exciting dimension to the experience. I also read it to a little girl sitting next to me on a plane, she loved it too!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    Holiday Spectacular!

    I love it and it is great me and my big sister Natalie age 13 both so love it. GREAT book to read with family on Xmas=]

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Another great llama llama book!

    This is another great llama llama book! I like how it addresses that the holidays are not only about presents. My son and I both love this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2010

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    Highly Recommend

    Love the series and my children at school love them too.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

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    My sister loved this book after I read it to her

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Lamas everywhere! :D

    My little bro ham loves the lama books, and i want to get him this one for christmas! :D

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Loves Llama Llama!

    This was purchased as a little pre Christmas gift for our 2 yr old grandson who loves Llama Llama books. I know he will love this one too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2010

    Good

    I liked it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2011

    AWSOME

    Me and my mom luv llama llama SEIERES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet the awter has big $$$$$$

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2011

    Awesome book

    it is a good book because i love it.

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