Llama Llama Home with Mama, Book review and Giveaway

by 5 Minutes for Books

Poor little Llama Llama, he woke up feeling not so good, and has to (gets to?) stay home with Mama Llama until he’s feeling better. Mama takes good care of her little llama, and he’s feeling better after a nap. Unfortunately poor Mama is also coming down with a cold, so Llama Llama decides it’s his turn to be the caregiver.

The Llama Llama books are so cute and tons of fun. We love the way his tongue pokes out when he realizes he’s sick, or when he’s concentrating, or when he has to take the gucky medicine. There may even be a “bleh” kind of sound that goes with it in our house. There’s also the obligatory “freak-out,” although with the subject of runny noses, it’s not the most pleasant of spreads. But of course that’s why kids will love it!

Llama Llama Home with Mama is a bit calmer than previous books but I think the subject lends itself to a quieter presentation. The pictures, done on canvas, are a little more muted, but still provide the perfect background for the story. Kids will sympathize with Llama Llama, both with his illness and boredom.

Penguin is providing us with a wonderful package for (1) winner (U.S. address only), who will receive a copy of Llama Llama Home With Mama, PLUS every other title in the Llama Llama book series (4 additional titles), AND the adorable Llama Llama Plush! Leave a comment to be entered to win. The winner will be announced on October 3.

Check at Dawn’s post over at 5 Minutes for Books today encouraging parents and kids to Read for the Record (and telling you how you can get a free copy of another Llama Mama book!).

The winner of Yankee Doodle Dixie is #25 Suzanne.

5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Nancy admits to enjoying the downtime that comes with sick kids. She writes about her 2 boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.



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1 Maura September 19, 2011 at 12:06 am

Love the llama llama books!

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2 Martha September 19, 2011 at 12:33 am

Our whole family loves the Llama Llama books. They are just about the cutest ever written. We check them out from the library all the time, I would love to own them.

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3 angie September 19, 2011 at 12:38 am

how very cute this book series would be very fun to read and share I would love to win
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4 Sylvia September 19, 2011 at 1:06 am

Llama llama red pajama!! My son loves these books (I happen to like them too)!!!

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5 Tiffany M in MS September 19, 2011 at 1:10 am

What an awesome giveaway!!! Very cute!!

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6 Ashley R. September 19, 2011 at 7:18 am

We adore these books! Thanks for the chance to win our own.

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7 Paige September 19, 2011 at 8:03 am

Oh wow, This would be the perfect gift for a special little one that just met his first real life llama.

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8 Jessica September 19, 2011 at 8:25 am

We LOVE the Llama, llama books!

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9 Kristie September 19, 2011 at 9:03 am

My little ones really enjoy the Llama Llama books, and this one looks just as cute! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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10 Erin September 19, 2011 at 9:08 am

We love the llama, llama books!

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11 Kelley September 19, 2011 at 9:18 am

These books are the greatest!! I love Llama Llama Misses Momma. Can’t wait for this one!

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12 Annette W September 19, 2011 at 9:26 am

I would love to win this package of Llama books…we’ve only borrowed from the library!

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13 Jen E September 19, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’d love to win this for my kids! Love llama llama!

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14 Sarah at themommylogues September 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

I’d love to win! The Llama Llama books have become very special books for my middle child and I. They are our favorite to read together.

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15 Jennifer September 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

I’d love to win these books – We recently read Llama Llama Mad at Mama which was super cute. Would love to have these books for our very own home collection!

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16 HappyMomC September 19, 2011 at 10:57 am

Would so love to win this for my daughter!

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17 Leigh M. September 19, 2011 at 11:54 am

My daughter & I love the Llama Llama books.. Great give-away!

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18 cory September 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

i would love to win this as a present for my daughter for christmas
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19 Stacy September 19, 2011 at 1:31 pm

The Llama Llama books are adorable. My girls would be thrilled if we won! Thanks for the opportunity.

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20 Beth September 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I would love to win this for my daughter!

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21 Vilmarys September 19, 2011 at 3:52 pm

These are adorable and I would love to win this for my daughter! Thanks for the chance!

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22 Tammy Gordon September 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I would love to win these books!

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23 Debby September 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Love these books. My son calls me Mama Llama to this day, and he is not a youngster anymore. His son would love this book.

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24 Alison September 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

My girls love these books. They would love to have these and I would get to read them over and over, ha ha. They are very good books.

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25 Stacey L September 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

My son would love these books. He reads all the time!

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26 Amy September 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

These is such a cute book. My son would love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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27 tennille September 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Just wanted to comment these are great books if anyone is looking for a 2nd thumbs up! But don’t enter me in the contest, excluded(Canadian):( But do reccomend them!

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28 Jen V. September 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm

What a fun giveaway! Llama, Llama books are so cute.

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29 Shari September 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

We love Llama Llama at our house!

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30 Patricia September 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm

My nephew and niece are big Little Quack fans and I know they will love this series.

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31 darthchrista September 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm

We love the Llama, Llama books…in fact we quote “Baby Llama what a tizzy, sometimes Mama’s very busy, please stop all this Llama drama and be patient with your mama.” It usually works to diffuse a melt down.

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32 Barbara Manatee September 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Oh! We LOVE the Llama Llama books!!! Can’t wait to read the new one!

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33 Natassia September 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I love these books!!!

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34 Kimberly September 20, 2011 at 3:44 am

Would love a new book to enjoy reading to the little ones in my life!!

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35 Terra Heck September 20, 2011 at 4:03 am

These books would be great for the little ones in my family. Thanks.
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36 Moody Mom September 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

I would love this book and doll. Sign me up for the drawing, pleas.

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37 LaVonne
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My 3 year old would love this prize package. THanks for the opportunity!

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38 Kathy Stevenson September 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

We love Llama, Llama books!!!

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39 melissa September 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm

we would love to win this! thanks for the great giveaway!

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40 Staci A September 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

We love the Llama Llama books. This one looks so cute too!

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41 Suzanne R. September 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

We love the llama llama books!

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42 Rebecca September 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm

My kids love Llama Llama books!

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43 Rosita September 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

What a terrific giveaway! I’d love to win this for my grandchildren. (I guess I’d be grandmama llama!)

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44 Marisa September 20, 2011 at 6:20 pm

We have only read, Llama llama mad at Mama, and my daughter loves it!

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45 Grandma D September 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I love these books, and my grandkids would too!

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46 Alison F September 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I would love to add this book to my daughter”s book shelf! They love books.

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47 Stacey September 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Great books, I would love to win the new one.

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48 Amy September 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

We have some of these books so I would love to have the new one. Thanks!

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49 Rebekah Martin September 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

My 3 kids and I love to get these books out of the library! We’d love to have the entire set at home all the time.

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50 Honey Mommy September 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

I wanted to buy these books when Kohls had them, but they sold out too quickly! I would LOVE the whole set.

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51 Trish September 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Would love to win this! My son would love it, although I might have to keep the stuffed llama for myself. :)

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52 Idaho Jill September 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm

These look adorable!

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53 Kristin September 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I love these books

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54 Aura September 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

My kids LOVE the llama llama books and can recite some by heart. We would all enjoy reading the new llama llama book

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55 mona September 21, 2011 at 2:36 am

Oh… goodness do we love reading books! And winning these would be so much fun, we have not read them yet. Thank you for the Giveaway!!!

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56 stacy September 21, 2011 at 10:32 pm

We love the Llama Llama series!
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57 Kerrie Mayans September 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

My son loves Llama Llama! Thanks for the chance to win.

kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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58 Erin September 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

We love the Llama Llama series! Especially Llama Llama Mad at Mamma!

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59 Debra September 23, 2011 at 10:58 am

I would love this book for my grandkids

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60 Alison September 23, 2011 at 10:59 am

Don’t know if my kids would ilke the book best or the animal

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61 Stacey September 23, 2011 at 11:00 am

I would love this book. My son loves to read and loves animals

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62 Amy September 23, 2011 at 11:02 am

My son is only one, but loves for me to read to him. This would be a great book to read!

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63 Simone September 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

We love Llama Llama books!

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64 Carole Spring September 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win the Llama Llama books for my grandson. Thank you for the chance.
blondie_31971(at)yahoo(dot)com

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65 Sarah September 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I haven’t read any of the Llama Llama books, but they sound great–can’t wait to share them with my son!

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66 Stephanie M September 23, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I have not read this series, but I have heard a lot of great things about these books. Thanks for the giveaway.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

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67 Peace Love and Rainbows September 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

we love llama book series and are looking forward to this years read for the record

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68 Amanda September 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

So cute!!

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69 Wehaf September 25, 2011 at 12:02 am

Who doesn’t love llamas?

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70 Linda F September 25, 2011 at 1:41 am

I think my son would like these books since he likes Llamas.

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71 Micki September 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

These books would be such a plus for my preschool room!

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72 Shelle September 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I’d love to win this for my daughter.

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73 Erin September 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

We love these books in my house….I would love to win!

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74 Jill September 25, 2011 at 9:22 pm

As we have already dealt with a bout of pneumonia this fall, this would be great to help us through the next illness.

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75 JUNE September 26, 2011 at 6:56 am

We have neighbors here in our small community that raise Lama’s. Very interesting animals for sure.

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76 nan September 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

love llama llama
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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77 melissa n September 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

i’d love to win this for my son!! :)

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78 Stacy B. September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

My kids would love these books, because I have an ongoing story I tell about camels and their one llama friend. This would be perfect! Thanks!

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79 Ellen C. September 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I’d love to win this for my children. Thanks for the chance.

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80 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews September 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I have not read these books, but I’ve been eyeing them for a while. I know my son would love them.

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81 Alison September 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

i would love to win this.

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82 Liz September 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

My kids LOVE these books!

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83 Carrie at In the Hammock Blog September 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

wow what a great contest, these books look soo cute! thank you!!

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84 Molly September 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I would love to win this for my friends baby shower who is asking if everyone would bring books!

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85 Erica September 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I think my daughter would love this!

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86 Megan Earley September 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Llama Llama is so cute! We love these books!
mearley1979 at gmail dot com

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87 nancy October 1, 2011 at 12:30 am

would love to win, actually have not read this series to my kids yet!

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88 Samantha R October 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

How cute! I would love to win for my kiddos!

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