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The Resource Llama Llama loves to read, by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan ; illustrated by JT Morrow

Llama Llama loves to read, by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan ; illustrated by JT Morrow

Label
Llama Llama loves to read
Title
Llama Llama loves to read
Statement of responsibility
by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan ; illustrated by JT Morrow
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the school day, the teacher helps Llama Llama and the other children practice their letters, shows word cards, reads stories, and brings them to the library where they can all choose a favorite book. By the end of the day, Llama Llama is recognizing words and can't wait to show Mama Llama that he's becoming a reader!
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Award
CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy, 2019.
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—The most discerning "Llama Llama" fans will approve of this brand-new story from the combined efforts of Duncan, Dewdney's longtime partner, and Morrow, a master in illustration style mimicry. The story follows Llama Llama to a setting readers will be familiar with, and builds on his previous experiences with classmates, like Nelly Gnu, and his teacher, Zelda Zebra. Duncan cleverly inserts many fundamentals of phonics and sight words using Dewdney's signature rhyming style, making this perfect for children who have outgrown Llama's preschool drama and are learning to read themselves. Early literacy advocates will adore this aspect, and public librarians will likely seize every opportunity to incorporate it into parent education programs. Like the other books, the familiarity of Llama Llama's situations and life lessons are comforting and encouraging without being patronizing or tedious. The narrative respects the innate creativity in children and is the perfect launching point for inspiring new readers to go out and experience the wonderful world of the written word for themselves. VERDICT Dewdney devotees and book lovers everywhere will approve and hope to see more from this duo and the Anna E. Dewdney Literary Trust.—Jenna Boles, Greene County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH --Jenna Boles (Reviewed 05/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 5, p62)
  • In this addition to the Llama Llama series, carried on by the late Dewdney’s longtime partner Duncan, the titular character learns how to read at school. “No two letters are the same,/ but every letter has a name:/ It can be said. It can be heard./ Letters together make a word.” Llama Llama has a moment of frustration in class: “Llama’s hooves wave in the air./ Some words are hard—/ it’s just not fair!” Yet, at the library, Llama Llama and his classmates (including Nelly Gnu) are thrilled to discover that words come together to make books: “Look inside: O, what glory!/ All those words have made a story!” Morrow’s illustrations strongly resemble Dewdney’s in their range of expressiveness and the quality of warmth brought to the smallest of moments between Llama Llama and Mama. Ages 3–5. (May) --Staff (Reviewed 03/12/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 11, p)
  • Llama Llama is growing up and experiencing the frustrations and excitement of learning to read. Llama Llama knows the alphabet, but the next step is to put those letters together to make words. And putting those words together makes stories! Progress is slow going at first, beginning with familiar words such as Llama Llama's name and "love." But the pace picks up, and soon Llama Llama is a proud reader (all seemingly in one day). Some rhymes are a bit off, and the feel is more instructional than warm: "Words tell truth. / Words tell new things. / Words make songs / that we can sing! // Words are the very best of presents. / Words together make a sentence!" What shines is the tiny llama's perseverance and sense of personal achievement. "Who can't wait to read to Mama? / You're a READER, llama llama (sic)!" Duncan, Dewdney's partner and director of the Anna E. Dewdney Literary Trust, collaborated with the late, beloved author on the text of this newest in the series. Morrow closely follows Dewdney's art style with bright, bold colors and expressive animal friends. Perhaps inevitably, the whole package doesn't quite feel like a true Llama Llama book, but it is an adequate example of the learning-to-read genre. Fans of the series will always clamor for more, but this is not likely to be one that they will ask for again and again. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638422
Cataloging source
NHP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dewdney, Anna
Dewey number
  • [E]
  • 811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 2 up
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ8.3.D498
LC item number
Lkl 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
Reading level
2.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Duncan, Reed
  • Morrow, J. T.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Llama Llama (Picture books)
Series volume
0010
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Llamas
  • Schools
  • Reading
  • Alphabet
  • Reading
  • Schools
  • Llamas
  • Alphabet
  • Llamas
  • Reading
  • Schools
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Llama Llama loves to read, by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan ; illustrated by JT Morrow
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Anna Dewdney book"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1009023965
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780780408319
Lccn
2018289079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1009023965
Label
Llama Llama loves to read, by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan ; illustrated by JT Morrow
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Anna Dewdney book"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1009023965
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780780408319
Lccn
2018289079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1009023965

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