Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 4: Llama Llama Red Pajama

"Please stop all this llama drama and be patient for your mama!"  Oh, how many times I have thought that to myself (and even said that outloud in the appropriate exasperated way) since reading this delightful story!  Both my little llamas were overtired yesterday, so we had a rather llama-drama-rific day of our own.  Naturally, then, I was inspired to make this story by Anna Dewdney today's featured post.  We got this book as a gift from my cousin Heather when my son was one, and we immediately loved its silly rhymes, charming story line, and fun illustrations.  Little llama gets tucked in and says goodnight to his mama, but as soon as she is gone he starts to worry.  His quiet little whimpers soon turn into a full-fledged llama drama, until mama finally rushes up to reassure her little one that she is "always near, even if she's not right here."  Kids of all ages can relate to being scared to fall asleep alone, and parents can't help but smile when reading about those ever-intensifying post-bedtime calls.  ("mom...  Moommm... MOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!")  Dewdey now has several LLama books, but this first one is definitely a classic in our house.


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