|Anna Dewdney shares her creative inspiration behind Llama Llama|
Author, Anna Dewdney shares the creative inspiration behind her Llama Llama books
All of the Llama Llama books begin with a feeling: frustration, impatience curiosity, anxiety, etc. These emotions are feelings that most children have had at some point in their lives (if not daily!), and I hope that children can recognize themselves in the Llama Llama books. It is also my hope that in addition to being fun to read, the Llama Llama books can inspire conversations about behavior and feelings between adults and children.
When Llama Llama is having a temper tantrum in the grocery store, or when he is anxious that his mama is not giving him the attention he wants, or when he is having trouble sharing with one of his friends, I hope that parents and children can discuss these behaviors and situations while reading the book. These can be teachable moments that occur while reading together as a kind of practice for when these situations happen in real life.
|"Llama Llama and the Bully Goat" by Anna Dewdney|
I created Llama Llama to reflect the experiences I had with my own children and that I knew other parents were having with their children. For me, Llama Llama’s relationship with Mama Llama is a way to express the emotional experiences I share with my kids. I hope Llama Llama can continue to serve as means to bring children and adults together through reading.
|Anna Dewdney, author of Llama Llama children's books, meets fans of all ages during recent book signing.|