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Llama Llama Red Pajama

by Anna DewdneyViking; $16.99



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It's been a difficult week," I tell a fellow adoptive mom as we pick up our kids from day care. "We're switching Natalie to her own bed."

"Harry sleeps with us, too," Victoria confides. "We missed out on so much bonding time."

Today's chance meeting tells me this: Victoria and I believe the same things. Our kids need love and reassurance. They need their moms.

Here's a pair of great new bedtime books that give us two more excuses to snuggle.

"All we need is you and me
to be as happy as can be."

With charming illustrations and simple rhyming text, You and Me celebrates the bond between parent and child. Mama goose assures her gosling that their love will get them through thick and thin, around the world and back again. You'll want to read this over and over, and, if you don't, your child just might demand it!

"Mama Llama's always near,
even if she's not right here."

Humor—and reality—shine through in Llama Llama Red Pajama. In spite of a perfectly executed bedtime routine, Llama Llama starts to fret, and the resulting "llama drama" earns him one last kiss. Dewdney's characters are expressive, her illustrations entertaining, her story funny. This book is irresistible.

These two adorable, reassuring reads are sure to become new bedtime classics.

Reviewed by Kay Marner, a mom by birth and adoption who works at the public library in Ames, Iowa.

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