Is Your Mama a Llama?

Is Your Mama a Llama?

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Overview

Category: Family
"She grazes on grass, and she likes to say, 'Moo!' I don't think that is what a llama would do."

In this favorite, whimsical rhyming riddles help Lloyd the baby llama guess what kind of animal everyone's mama really is. But it's his friend Lyn the llama that finally leads Lloyd to the answer he most longs to hear.

Is your mama a llama?

"An enchanting animal guessing game."-School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439598422
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Series: Scholastic Bookshelf Series
Edition description: First Bookshelf Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 34,304
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About 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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Is Your Mama a Llama 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, can't wait to read to grandchildren. Clever rhymes with a sweet story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic picture book told in rhyme, that is great for story-time because it encourages participation. It is about a young llama who is exploring, and when she meets new strange animals she wants to know "Is your mama a llama?", but they laugh and give hints as to what their parents really are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book and a great purchase for children.
chelsealouise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: I would classify this as modern fantasy because in real life, llamas and other animals do not talk and they do not ask other animals questions in the English language. This is also fantasy because even though the plot is believable, the characters as talking animals with reason, logic, and feelings are not realistic.The media used in this book looks to be watercolor and ink. The colors are blue and green in mostly every picture, and they are blended together in great ways to suggest contrast, lighting, and variety in the shapes and colors of different animals and features of the landscapes in the book. The animals are very realistic to match the written descriptions and it would be easy to follow along and know what each character looks like as they are talking in the story.
HeatherSwinford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A young llama is looking for it's mama. The book takes us through lots of other animals to find this llama's mama. Charming illustrations.
psjones on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I used to read this all the time when I was young. I loved reading about all of the different animals.
mcprice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a Llama who goes in search of his mother. He goes around asking different animals if they are his mother,and the other animals say no, i'm some one else's mother. The llama does end up finding his mother. This book could be used to help students write because of the repeating lines.
allie_mansfield on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing and funny for children of all ages. I love the story line of how this llama befriends other animals. It has great rhyme and riddles for children.
ryann0423 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a curious Llama who goes around looking for his mother and asking all the animals if their mama is a llama. It is written in rhymes and is great for teaching rhyming words to students and you could have them guess what word is next by guessing words that rhyme with the word. It could also be great to discuss different animals and what they are called and give them a chance to guess what each baby animals mother is.
Schuman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A baby llama is looking for his mother he asks each of his friends "is your mama a llama I ask my friend so and so, each" each time the baby animal responds no my mama is a ?? and the kids tell what the mom is. I like the way this book is very repetitive, so the children can participate and it teaches the names of the mama's vs. the babies. Also a great book to discuss baby animals.
jscheper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lloyd the Llama goes arouns the forrest asking his friends if his their mama is a llama. The friends describe their mama's and Lloyd figures out what kind of mama they are. He asks his friends a bat, a swan, a cow, a seal, and a kangaroo.The illustrations are very dated but the storyline is cute and can be interactive with a toddler or early reader. The child could guess, along with Lloyd, who the mama's are. The wording is also rhymes, to add to the joy of the reading.
blue8444 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like I like this book more than my son and daughter (14 months), though they like it too. It's really fun to read due to the rhymes. It teaches about different animals for when they're older. And it's fun to ad lib with your children's own names.
Meijhen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We have kind of a family in-joke about llamas, so when I saw this book, I had to get it for our daughter. Since then, I'm so glad I did! She loves it, and I love reading it to her...the rhyme and rhythym are excellent, and the illustrations are classy and amusing. I love all the different animals, and the introduction to the different behaviors.My daughter is one now, and she still enjoys this book; I imagine she will for years to come.
cmiersma on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good example of fantasy because the animals talk in this book. The setting also seems like it takes place in a world similar to ours, but contains unrealistic elements.A teacher could use this book in their classroom to teacher children about the some of the different animals that aren't as known to children, such as bats, swans, cows, seals, and kangaroos. The media in this book is oil paints. The setting is necessary for this story because it takes place in all the habitats that each animal lives. This is needed for the story to build the plot as well.
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LilyBean884 More than 1 year ago
Great book! Very catchy....it gets in your head. My 8 month old really liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is simply wonderful!! I read it to my four year old daughter and we both enjoyed it so much. I would recommend it for children 3-5 they will enjoy it the most as well as the ryhming is excellent. The author made so many words rhyme that it was as if though I was singing and not reading. My daughter and I LOVED it def recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The picture book "Is Your Mama a Llama?", written by Deborah Guarino, has 28 pages of bright colors with rigid wavy lines depicting the animals and nature of the story. The animals are personified as people with names like Dave, and Jane. It includes many different nature settings according to the animals' habitat. Appropriate for grades k-3, this book will have children guessing and rhyming with enjoyment. A young Llama goes on a search to find out the mama's of his other animal friends. To each friend he asks, "Is your mama a Llama?" to find each animal has a different mother. With a brief description of their mamas, Lloyd is able to fathom the mama animal of which his friends belong. The personified animals in the book are, Lloyd the Llama, Dave (a bat), Fred (a whelp or baby swan), Jane (a calf or baby cow), Clyde (a flapper or baby seal), Rhonda (a Joey or young kangaroo), and Lynn (Lloyds sister). Nature is the setting and a rhyming scheme is featured on every page. This is a great children's book with many fun learning possibilities.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
This is a great childrens story. You will want to read this one again and again. A baby llama is on a search for his mother and he asks all kinds of different animals if their mama is a llama. He doesn't quite understand that a swan has a swan mama and so forth. This is a great book because it is the question that most children have about who and what they are. Yo will really enjoy this book and I use the spanish version in my classroom at school. All children will love this sweet story with great illustrations.
mimaSR More than 1 year ago
I first read read this wonderfully charming book to my oldest grandaughter when she was a toddler. I remember hoe she delighted at the rhyming words of mama and llama. Her grandfather especially enjoyed reading it because as he told her often he was from Peru and that's where llamas were from. My grandaughter will be going to college in the fall. My ninth grandchild was born not too long ago. I live outside of Boston and Clementine lives in san Francisco. I wanted to send her a book so I spoke with my daughter and I just assumed she had my favorite. When my daughter told me she didn't as soon as I got off the the phone, went to the Barnes and noble site and pressed buy. My newest grandchild is carrying on the tradition. Buy this book. You and your little ones will love it!
LOllieBean More than 1 year ago
This book is so cute! I read this to my daughter often, she likes when I make the different voices to each animal the llama asks. The illustrations are colorful. It's a great story to read to babies and toddlers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My almost 2 year old loves this book and his sister (4 year old) loves to finish the sentences - it's a fun rhyming book so be prepared to read it A LOT!:-)
mamamoo More than 1 year ago
Great rhyming and we used to recite it all over the house!