Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Llama, Llama for the Smallest Book Lovers

You may be familiar with the Llama Llama books, since Llama made a visit to the Children’s Department last year. Anna Dewdney makes llamas look cute and cuddly, and creates rhyming text that just rolls off your tongue. So I was really excited when I saw this set of board books come in, just perfect for babies and young toddlers.

The pictures are colorfully painted, and feature little llama doing all kinds of typical baby/toddler things. The great artwork is combined with simple, short verses that span a few pages before starting the next verse. There’s a lyrical rhyme that almost makes you want to sing the text. There are sounds and actions so baby can engage with the story. After repeated readings, toddlers are sure to fill in the rhymes at the end of each verse. And of course, there’s that cute little llama in bright colors looking so happy it should make any child want to stay involved in the story to see what he is going to do next. By the end of the story you and your child will be up dancing around!

Parents of babies will be happy to hear the Centerville Library has added an evening Baby Storytime to the schedule this session which will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room. As with our other evening storytimes, there is no registration required, so participants may drop in with their 6-18 month-old whenever it is convenient. Hope to see you there! Guest post by Heidi T.

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