Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? This book in the beloved Llama Llama series is a collaboration between the late Anna Dewdney and her long-time partner. The story follows Llama Llama as he learns the alphabet and then discovers that letters make words, words make sentences and sentences make books. The bouncy rhyming text flows well and makes this perfect for beginning readers. “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.” The sunny illustrations will be familiar to Llama Llama fans as the illustrator closely followed the style of Anna Dewdney. Rendered in oil paint, colored pencil and oil pastel on canvas, they are filled with bright colors, lots of expression and fun. This is a wonderful addition to the popular Llama Llama series that highlight the joys of learning to read.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Llama Llama fans will rejoice at this new adventure of the beloved character, his friends and his mother.
Who should buy this book? Public Libraries and elementary school libraries
Where would you shelve it? Picture Books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: 5/2/18