Title: Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Author: Anna Dewdney
Illustrator: Anna Dewdney
Publisher: Viking, 2010
Audience: Ages 3-5
Summary: As Christmas comes closer, there is more and more to do. For Little Llama the purpose of Christmas gets lost in a series of shopping trips, presents, cookies, special things, waiting, and stress. Little Llama finally completely breaks under all of it. That’s when Mama Llama holds him and reminds him that there is more to Christmas and that sometimes we need to just rest and appreciate each other.
Central literary elements at work in the book (genre, characters, plot, language, illustrations, dialogue, repetitions, etc.): The expressiveness of Little Llama makes him easy to relate to.
How the book presents gender, race, culture, economic status, abilities/disabilities, age, etc.: There are no human characters in this book.
Theological Conversation Partners: Luke 2: 1-7
Faith Talk Questions:
- What are some of the special things that happened during the holiday season for Little Llama?
- What happened when Little Llama felt overwhelmed?
- What are some of the special things going on in your family during Advent and Christmas?
- Is it possible for you to get too much Christmas? Why or why not?
- What do you think Christmas is really about?
- What does your family or the church family do to remember the true meaning of Christmas?
This review was written by Union Presbyterian Seminary student Jesse Smith.
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