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Llama Llama Mad at Mama

Last updated Thursday, November 30, 2017

Author: Anna Dewdney
Date of Publication: 2007
ISBN: 0670062405
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Dec. 2017

Synopsis: Does any child like to go shopping? Not Llama Llama! But Mama can’t leave Llama at home, so off they go to Shop-O-Rama. Lots of aisles. Long lines. Mama is too busy to notice that Llama Llama is getting m-a-d! And before he knows it, he’s having a full-out tantrum! Mama quickly calms him down, but she also realizes that they need to make shopping more fun for both of them. Parents and children are sure to recognize themselves in this fun-to-read follow-up to the popular Llama Llama Red Pajama.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Why do you think Llama Llama is mad?


•  aisles - a passage between shelves of goods in a supermarket or other building.

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What do you like to do on Saturdays?
•  Would your parents rather shop or play?
•  What is your favorite type of treat?
•  What do you like to shop for?
•  What does Llama Llama's Mama think of shopping?
•  How do they make shopping fun?

Craft ideas:
•  Make a llama out of a big L shape. Add small strips of yarn or cotton balls. Add string to the top to make into an ornament. Draw eyes, mouth and ears.

•  Make a Holiday ornament

•  Make a Holiday card for your teacher

•  Check our craft ideas for on Pinterest!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!