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Llamas in Pajamas: 02/11/09

Sean introduced me to Llamas in Pajamas by Teddy Slater and illustrated by Jennifer Kindert. It was a popular book at his kindergarten. It is a going to bed story but not a serene one like Goodnight Moon. Llamas in Pajamas captures the spirit and chaos of trying to put young children to bed.

Mama Llama has four children all to put to bed at the same time. We recently started putting Sean and Harriet to bed together because Harriet won't stay in bed until her brother is in his bed. Sometimes the two kids are impossible to get into bed. They stall; they giggle; they play; they run around. They do everything except brush their teeth and go to bed. Mama Llama's children are the same way.

Llamas in Pajamas shows an especially crazy night. Besides the usual night time mayhem, the children actually get out of bed and start playing again. Harriet delights in the little llamas sneaking back to the living room to play and watch TV. I think she'd love to do that herself if we'd let her. Sean, now that he's older and more concerned with manners and rules wants to know why Mama Llama isn't putting her children on time out for their bad behavior.

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Comment #1: Thursday, February, 12, 2009 at 02:49:44

Meg89 @ Literary Menagerie

The book sounds cute! The title reminds me of a tv show--did anyone ever see Bananas in Pajamas? I don't really remember any more than the theme song, but I think it came on PBS.

Comment #2: Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 21:03:44


It is a cute book. I'm aware of the Bananas in Pajamas show but I've never seen it.

Comment #3: Thursday, February, 12, 2009 at 20:57:59

Shelley Munro

I thought I'd pop by and say hello. This sounds like a fun read for kids with a good message. ;)

Comment #2: Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 21:07:35

Hello. It is a cute book. I'm not sure it has a message.

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