Llama Llama is a very popular book series that follows a young llama through various events in his everyday life. Anna Dewdney, the author of the Llama Llama books, published this holiday installment in the Llama Llama series in 2010. In the book, Llama Llama returns, this time dealing with the stress and anticipation of the holiday season. He counts the days until Christmas as he prepares by baking cookies, shopping with his mom, and making gifts.
Llama Llama is a character that many young readers may find relatable, and his struggles with his impatience resonate especially now as the holidays approach. It is very easy for the readers to place themselves in Llama Llama’s shoes and feel like they are a part of the story. Children may find it comforting that they are not alone in counting down the days until Christmas, and reading this book might distract them for while from staring at the calendar. In addition, the story is written in a rhyming pattern, so it is a great book for beginner readers.
This is a fun story that would be suitable for storytime in a classroom setting or for a bedtime story at home. The illustrations are bright and detailed; even the most reluctant readers can admire the pictures and engage in the story. Since this book is part of an ongoing series, readers might already be acquainted with Llama Llama when they pick this book, or if not, they might be inspired to read more from the series.