Llama Llama and the bully goat

Anna Dewdney

Book - 2013

Following their teacher's lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Published
New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc 2013.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780670013951
0670013951
Main Author
Anna Dewdney (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The latest Llama Llama comic drama has a dual focus. The first is on the fun and learning encountered during a busy preschool day. The second is how all of this activity can be wrecked by one kid (literally a "kid" here—a young goat), Gilroy, who is not only a billy goat but also, yes, a bully goat. Gilroy snickers at the others during class time, and during recess, he kicks up sand and knocks over the toys and equipment of others. No fooling around here; Dewdney's solution is to "walk away and tell someone." Good advice couched in pleasant rhymes and gentle, nicely textured pastel illustrations. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Llama Llama is growing up—instead of being the source of "llama drama," he's more of a peacemaker in this empathic addition to Dewdney's popular series. Rather, it's classmate Gilroy Goat causing problems: he pokes fun at Llama and other students during circle time and throws a tantrum at recess. "Gilroy bleats and kicks the dirt./ He gets sand on Llama's shirt." Dewdney's canvas-textured paintings continue to express the deep emotions of her characters, and the story espouses the value of getting adults involved when bully goats act out—and of giving them second chances. Ages 3–5. Agent: Deborah Warren, East West Literary Agency. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1—Llama Llama and his friends cannot enjoy their school day because Gilroy Goat is being a bully. He laughs at the other animals during circle time, and he calls Llama Llama a "not-nice name" when he tries to sing. Although Gilroy's teacher tries to correct his behavior, the bullying continues into recess (dirt throwing and destructiveness) until the llama calls him a Bully Goat. Realizing he's hurt potential new companions, Gilroy is happy to accept Llama Llama's renewed offer of friendship. Dewdney's characters are rendered in paint, pencil, and pastels. The victims, the bully, and even the witnesses all look scared, worried, or sad throughout the story. This book clearly shows children the social, emotional, and academic consequences of bullying, how to take a stand against it, and how to be tolerant of someone who needs a second chance. A great discussion starter.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada [Page 90]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Following their teacher's lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Llama Llama likes to sing. Gilroy laughs at everything.Llama sings out just the same.Gilroy says a not-nice name. Teacher has some things to say:calling names is not OK. Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him—walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again? Taking on a difficult but important part of children's lives, Anna Dewdney gives readers a way to experience and discuss bullying in a safe and comforting way.