Is Your Mama a Llama?
Is Your Mama a Llama?
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Deborah Guarino, illus. by Steven Kellogg
ISBN 9780590259385
Scholastic, 1989.
5 stars
Keywords: animals deborah-guarino is-your-mama-a rhyme science

Is Your Mama a Llama?
by Deborah Guarino, illus. by Steven Kellogg

A baby llama named Lloyd asks each of his friends, “Is your mama a llama?” Each friend answers no, but with enough description (and rhymes) to help your toddler figure out what each creature is, right along with the llama hero. When Lloyd asks his friend Dave if his mama is a llama, “ ‘No she is not,’ is the answer Dave gave. ‘She hangs by her feet, and she lives in a cave. I do not believe that’s how llamas behave.’ ‘Oh,” [Lloyd] said. ‘You are right about that. I think your mama sounds more like a… bat.’ ” With six baby animals in all, this book will teach your youngsters about nature, while also pointing out that we do not have to be exactly alike to be friends.

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