Llama Llama reaches another childhood milestone—his first sleepover.
Llama Llama is going to spend the night at Gram and Grandpa’s house. It is his first trip away from home. He packs his bag and grabs his favorite stuffed animal, Fuzzy Llama. When Mama drives away, Fuzzy can be seen all alone, still inside the car. Observant readers will spot the problem right away, but Llama Llama doesn’t realize Fuzzy is missing until he unpacks. He tries very hard to be brave. He doesn’t tell anyone and even makes Fuzzy a tiny chair in Grandpa’s workshop. But at night, when it is finally time to go to sleep, Llama Llama’s lip quivers, and his eyes well up with tears. “Llama needs his Fuzzy near, / but FUZZY LLAMA ISN’T HERE!” Luckily, Grandpa Llama has the perfect solution, and everyone can sleep tight. Dewdney’s familiar staccato rhymes highlight family warmth and togetherness, plus a little levity too. “Grandma’s house has different food. / Something squishy. Something stewed.” All can relate to that (and it turns out to be quite tasty).
For longtime fans and new readers of the beloved Llama Llama series alike, this won’t disappoint. (Picture book. 3-6)