Llama llama mess, mess, mess by Anna Dewdney and Reed Duncan. PICTURE BOOK. Viking (Penguin Random), 2019. $19. 9780670016440
BUYING ADVISORY: PRE-K - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: AVERAGE
In this book Mama Llama explains to Llama Llama why everyone has a job to do around the house, not just Mama’s. She has him imagine if she just dropped things on the floor and didn’t clean up old food in the kitchen and more. Llama Llama decides its better if he helps out, so that he and mama has a space to play together.
My 10 month old daughter was instantly drawn this book and listened attentively to each page. Its not a subtle lesson about doing your chores but its probably necessary. I know that Mama Llama features heavily in this series but I would have loved to see the papa llama doing some housework as well. The illustrations are darling and easy to share with a group.
Reviewer: Stephanie MLS & Author.