Is Your Momma a Llama? Written by Deborah Guarino, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

In this charming rhyming book, a baby Llama goes around asking all his friends who their mamas are. I’m not a great out-loud reader, (minimal acting skills or emotions,) but the meter was fun, and even I could fall into the rhythm of the question and answer.

Now as this is a picture book, the text is only one part of the story. Steven Kellogg illustrated this one, and I admit to being a fan of his super detailed drawings. 😀 After I read this one out loud, we went through the book again and picked out all the sets of Mamas and their babies.

(I liked the turtles and the owls best. Turtles are pro, and Owls are SO FLUFFY.)

I gave it three stars out of five. If I see it for sale, I will probably pick it up.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Wrap-up post.

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
Uh, what was between three and six am? I only started laying into the caffeine at six, and then I was magically ready to go. Plus my siblings came down to ooze energy around.

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
NOT Emma. NOT Star Wars: 501. Ummmmmmmmmm. I’d say stick with authors you know? *looks longingly at Rick Rordian*

3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Just what I said at the mid point? More challenges that didn’t take a full post to enter? I like prizes! I was just all read-ey, so I couldn’t enter them.


4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
The Cheerleaders were great! And I liked the music videos on the main page.


5. How many books did you read?
11! 😀

6. What were the names of the books you read?


  • Emma, Jane Austen (Sponsored Book)
  • Is Your Momma a Llama? Written by Deborah Guarino, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Sponsored Book)
  • CLICK, CLACK, MOO. Cows That Type. By Doreen Cronin. Pictures by Betsey Lewis (Sponsored Book)
  • Paranormalcy, Kiersten White
  • 2nd Samuel, GOD, (Sponsored Book)
  • Passages: Darien’s Rise, Paul McCusker (Sponsored Book)
  • Unnatural Death, Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Song Of Solomon (Sponsored Book)
  • Intertwined, Gena Showalter
  • The Deadlies: Felix Takes The Stage, Kathryn Lansky
  • Star Wars: 501st, Karen Traviss (Sponsored Book)




7. Which book did you enjoy most?
Probably that’s a tie between Paranormalcy and Unnatural Death. After that I was just loopy, but I could still tell when a book was a few points short of a full plot.


8. Which did you enjoy least?
Star Wars: 501st. I was so tired. And they kept TALKING, instead of FIGHTING. I was DESCIEVED.


9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
😀 Keep up the good work!


10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
I am very likely to participate again. Possibly as a cheerleader AND a reader.


Pages Read: 2456
Drinks: 1 Coffee, 1 Tea, and about 6 Sodas
Snacks: MANY MANY GUMMIES AND JAM JAMS

Plans for the Day: Sweet, blessed sleep


If you wanna sponsor my reading to help kids with Cancer, you do that HERE.
Books I’ve pledged to read in 24 hours: 7

Hour 19: I feel strongly that it should be time to sleep now.

Books Completed: 9

  • Emma, Jane Austen (Sponsored Book)
  • Is Your Momma a Llama? Written by Deborah Guarino, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Sponsored Book)
  • CLICK, CLACK, MOO. Cows That Type. By Doreen Cronin. Pictures by Betsey Lewis (Sponsored Book)
  • Paranormalcy, Kiersten White
  • 2nd Samuel, GOD, (Sponsored Book)
  • Passages: Darien’s Rise, Paul McCusker (Sponsored Book)
  • Unnatural Death, Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Song Of Solomon (Sponsored Book)
  • Intertwined, Gena Showalter

Pages Read: 1770
Coffees: 1
Teas: 1
Sodas: 3
Gummy Worms: I’ve been a massacre all by myself.


If you wanna sponsor my reading to help kids with Cancer, you do that HERE.
Books I’ve pledged to read in 24 hours: 7

HOUR SIXTEEN

So I’m more than a little bit in love with Lord Peter Wimsey now. SO excellent.

Um, Um, Um.

Okay, I’m flagging. These posts will probably be mainly stats from now on.

But now I get some Spite, and then read some more BIBLE! Huzzah for my lovely sponsors.

OH, and I’m participating in the wordle mini-challenge, because wordles are pretty. 😀

I used my lately rant about Storm Glass, because it was wordy. 😀

Books Completed: 7

  • Emma, Jane Austen (Sponsored Book)
  • Is Your Momma a Llama? Written by Deborah Guarino, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Sponsored Book)
  • CLICK, CLACK, MOO. Cows That Type. By Doreen Cronin. Pictures by Betsey Lewis (Sponsored Book)
  • Paranormalcy, Kiersten White
  • 2nd Samuel, GOD, (Sponsored Book)
  • Passages: Darien’s Rise, Paul McCusker (Sponsored Book)
  • Unnatural Death, Dorothy L. Sayers

Pages Read: 1320
Coffees: 1
Teas: 1
Gummy Worms: I’ve been a massacre all by myself.


If you wanna sponsor my reading to help kids with Cancer, you do that HERE.
Books I’ve pledged to read in 24 hours: 7

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Midpoint Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
I am just about to dive into Dorthy L. Sayers’ Unnatural Death


2. How many books have you read so far?
6, babeh. 😀 And yes, two of those were picture books and one of those was a book of the bible, but come on. I also read Emma.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Hehehehe. Heheheheh. Heheheheh. I have no idea. Something with FIRE? Oh, I’m  reading Song Of Solomon, that should be sketchy delight.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I raised money! *proud*


5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I don’t HAVE interruptions. I AM an interruption. Sheesh.


6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
My ability to read books that normally I would scoff at. I guess my standards aren’t as high as I thought. *cringe*


7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
More challenges that don’t require a blog post?


8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Not being sick would be AWESOME.


9. Are you getting tired yet?
I woke up tired, honey.


10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
Um. Um. Um. Wear comfy pants? 😛

Hour 12

I BROKE A THOUSAND PAGES. Nch Nch Nch.

Also, so far I’ve been reading a lot of sexism. That’s entertaining.


Books Completed: 6

  • Emma, Jane Austen (Sponsored Book)
  • Is Your Momma a Llama? Written by Deborah Guarino, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Sponsored Book)
  • CLICK, CLACK, MOO. Cows That Type. By Doreen Cronin. Pictures by Betsey Lewis (Sponsored Book)
  • Paranormalcy, Kiersten White
  • 2nd Samuel, GOD, (Sponsored Book)
  • Passages: Darien’s Rise, Paul McCusker (Sponsored Book)

Pages Read: 1035
Coffees: 1
Teas: 1
Gummy Worms: I’ve been a massacre all by myself.


If you wanna sponsor my reading to help kids with Cancer, you do that HERE.
Books I’ve pledged to read in 24 hours: 7

Hour 10!

Okay, so I just finished Paranormalcy, and that was bleeping awesome. And- the deaths hurt. A lot. I LOVED the snark, and I’m looking forward to seeing some moral questions dealt with in the sequel. Longer review coming later. 😛

Now I think I’ll tackle some Bible. My Grandmother sponsored me to read Second Samuel. 😛 A lot of “and he was worse than all the kings before him, and he died to no one’s regret.”


Books Completed: 4

  • Emma, Jane Austen (Sponsored Book)
  • Is Your Momma a Llama? Written by Deborah Guarino, Illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Sponsored Book)
  • CLICK, CLACK, MOO. Cows That Type. By Doreen Cronin. Pictures by Betsey Lewis (Sponsored Book)
  • Paranormalcy, Kiersten White

Pages Read: 798
Coffees: 1 (STILL. I think it’s time to fix that.)


If you wanna sponsor my reading to help kids with Cancer, you do that HERE.
Books I’ve pledged to read in 24 hours: 7