Imagination Library Book Activity for Llama Llama Home with Mama

Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryBOOK TITLE: Llama Llama Home with Mama
AUTHOR: Anna Dewdney

SUMMARY OF BOOK: Llama Llama wakes up feeling sick so Mama Llama keeps him home from school. Llama Llama goes back to bed and, by lunchtime, he begins to feel better. But now Mama Llama isn’t feeling good. Llama Llama starts to get bored until… WAIT — Llama Llama knows how to make Mama Llama feel better! Download this Activity Sheet in PDF.


Ask questions and use what the child already knows to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.

  1. Look at the cover of the book together: “What do you think this book is going to be about? How can you tell?”
  2. Talk about a time when your child was sick. Remind her what you did, how she felt. What made her feel better?


  1. As you go through the book, talk about the symptoms Llama Llama has. “How did your throat feel when you were sick? Scratchy? Swollen? Hard to breathe?”
  2. As you read, emphasize the rhyming words. Next time you read, pause before the rhyming word and see if your child can supply it.
  3. “Llama Llama plays with trains, blocks, books. What do you like to do when you’re sick?”
  4. Have fun imitating how sick and sneezy Llama Llama and Mama Llama are!
  5. Talk about how Llama Llama helps Mama; what does he do? “What things can you do for me if I’m sick?”


  1. “How do you think Llama Llama felt after helping take care of Mama? How do you feel when you have been helpful?”
  2. Next time someone is ill, relate it back to the book. “What can we try now? What did Llama Llama do?”
  3. Talk about health. “What can you do to stay healthy?” (washing hands, getting exercise, eating healthy foods)

Compliments of: Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Created by: Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage

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