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Is your Mama a Llama?...and More Stories About Growing Up

Is your Mama a Llama?...and More Stories About Growing Up

Fall 2004 DVD
Ages: 2 - 8 yrs.
Length: 52 minutes
DVD Price: $14.95
Review:
Growing up is hard especially when you are different. In Molly Bang’s Goose a gosling is raised by woodchucks. Despite her adopted family’s best efforts, Goose feels sad and different. She sets out on her own. But, when she finds she can fly, she heads right back home. Leo the tiger, in Robert Kraus’s classic Leo the Late Bloomer, can’t do anything right, but he blooms in his own time. The title story, Is You Mama a Llama, by Deborah Guarino, and Elizabeti’s Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen round out the main features of this fine collection. The bonus materials include Leo & Llama offered in Spanish, and an exclusive story Five Creatures based on the excellent and overlooked book by Emily Jenkins. All except the Spanish stories can be viewed as read-alongs with subtitles. Llama, Leo, & Goose are fully animated, and Goose is read by Laura Dern. These comforting stories bolster self-awareness and individuality.
Tim Capehart   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Tim Capehart, a Children's Librarian, has served on library staffs in Kentucky, Massachusetts and Ohio. TIm often reads books out loud to his two cats, who prefer picture books without dogs.

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