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We really enjoyed Mary Ann Hoberman's clever rhyming story The Seven Silly Eaters (see my review here), and so I wasn't surprised that we also enjoyed her book of poetry for children, The Llama Who Had No Pajama.
Many of the poems contained in this book also contain elements of humor (as the title probably implies), but some also teach a little bit about nature (animals are a very common theme here) or involve relatable aspects of life for children (birthdays, growth, size comparisons, etc.)
Overall this is a great way to introduce children to the variety, perspectives, and humor of poetry. We read this over the course of a kindergarten school year, but it should appeal just as much to other elementary ages, as some of the vocabulary might be a bit beyond a five-year-old -- but even so, this is a very fun way to learn new words!
Author: Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrator: Betty Fraser
Content Advisory: None