In the fall I read about Llama Llama's nervousness as he got ready to go to school for the first time in: Llama, Llama Misses Mama -- I just loved that book (everything about it), so when Anna Dewdney came out with the holiday Llama, Llama Holiday Drama story, on the wish list it went.
First of all, the word Christmas is never mentioned, so it's appropriate for all children. It's the perfect story for those little ones who ask you every minute...."How many more days"? Making holiday ornaments, the days seem to pass slowly for the little Llama Llama. The "school has, dreidels, songs and bells. Big red ribbons and woodsy smells".
From shopping with mama with only (15) days to go, to making holiday cookies......."No more cookies left to bake! Llama Llama has a tummy ache". All of the preparations seem to tire Llama Llama out so mama tells him something very important to remember:
"Gifts are nice, but there's another --the true gift is, we have each other" and "Llama Llama warm and snug, gives a kiss and gets a hug, snuggles close with mama llama".......Happy Holidays for Llama
This is a very cute holiday book that I am sure children of all ages will enjoy it. As an adult, although the book is fun and has great illustrations, the story itself was not quite as good as Llama Llama Misses Mama, in my opinion --something, just something seemed to be missing for me. It's still a book that I would RECOMMEND for that preschool child in your life.
RATING - 4/5 stars