Maria had a little llama

María tenía una llamita

Dominguez, Angela N.

(Book - 2013 - Spanish)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Maria had a little llama
"María tenía una llamita cuya lana era tan blanca como la nieve..."--P. [4] of cover. In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, Maria takes her llama to school one day.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805093339
Branch Call Number: SPANISH jE DOMINGUEZ 2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Alternate Title: María tenía una llamita


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Peruvian version of “Mary Had a Little Lamb" introduces us to a sweet llama who follows Maria to school. But, wait! Are llamas allowed to schools?

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Jul 26, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Yeah, it sort of works on every level. You can sing it (and therefore use it in a storytime VERY easily), it’s remarkably beautiful, the design works, the multiple languages are awesome, and it stars a kid from South America, which is a rare bright jewel in the publishing marketplace these days. All told, it’s a classy and successful effort. Beautiful from tip to toe, and necessary, this is one of those purchasing no brainers. You’re just gonna love it anyway. Might as well go out and buy this sucker. Satisfaction guaranteed.


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  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 26, 2013
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

How does that old tune go? Ah yes. “Mary had a little lamb / its fleece was white as snow / And everywhere that Mary went / the lamb was sure to go.” Of course, should one choose to set the book in Peru, the lyrics could take on a slightly different tone. Instead of Mary we now have Maria. Instead of a little lamb, it’s a little llama. And though the bones of the song are the same (the school, the children, the laughing) author/illustrator Angela Dominguez imbues her book with a distinctive one-of-a-kind flavor and feel.


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