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Month in review

Reviews:
Abramo's Gift by Donald Greco
American Rifle: A Biography by Alexander Rose
Birdsongs by Betsy Franco and Steve Jenkins
The Boy Who Sang for Others by Michael Meddor
Catamount by Marc Laidlaw
Changeling by Dean Whitlock
Cry of Justice by Jason Pratt
Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes
Does a Kanagroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle
An Elvish Sword of Great Antiquity by Jim Aikin
The Elephant Who Liked to Smash Small Cars by Jean Merrill
Fright Night Flight by Laura Krauss Melmed
The Gift of the Deer by Helen Hoover
The Guardian by Jeffrey Konvitz
Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
I Choose You by Tracey West
Legs Talk by D. E. Boone
Llamas in Pajamas by Teddy Slater
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming
100 Years of California Cooking by Martha Lee
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale and Dean Hale
The Savage by David Almond and Dave McKean
Shadow of the Valley by Fred Chappell
Too Tall Alice by Barbara Worton
When Boston Won the World Series by Bob Ryan

Don Quixote:
Don Quixote: Judge a Book By Its Cover
Try to Remember
Divide and Conquer
Sancho's Big Score

Ulysses:
Episode 1 - Telemachus: Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy

Miscellaneous:
Don't Let the Pigeon Do an Interview

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Llamas in Pajamas

Llamas in PajamasLlamas 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

Pussreboots

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.