Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

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Following their teacher's lead, Llama Llama speaks to Gilroy Goat and tells him he should not act like a bully on the playground.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013
ISBN: 9780670013951
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill


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Jan 21, 2019

I've seen the shows on Netflix and was impressed with a child capturing way to tell stories with lessons behind them, so we decided to try a book. Horribly disappointed. These books not only use baby-talk, over simplified regular speech and poorly formed sentences - if you can call them that, but it's so badly written that my children couldn't follow the story. Just awful. Using speech patterns like this impedes development, not nurtures it. It's like saying "cow happy" instead of "look there is a happy cow" and expecting the former to tell a story. For that reason alone I'd never recommend these books for any child of any age. Stick to the shows on Netflix.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Gilroy Goat is a bully on the playground and Llama doen't know what to do. Following his teacher's lead, Llama speaks to his friend and tells him he should not act like a bully to his playmates. Ages 0-6.

Oct 12, 2014

This book is about a boy who, at least on this day, is being a bully. The children around him act appropriately by not putting up with it, walking away and telling the teacher.

I like this book because it gives simple options for kids to use when facing a bully. First they offer for him to play with them. Then they tell him to stop when he begins bullying. Then, when he doesn't stop, they walk away and tell someone. I also like the fact that after the bully finishes time out, Llama offers again to play with him. He doesn't label him as a meany and stay away.

This story feels good. It doesn't try to label the boy as a bad person and it allows the teacher to show him how to be a friend instead. This book is an excellent tool for teaching the little ones how to deal with someone who isn't behaving well.

The illustrations are a slightly different style from Llama Pajama, but no less excellent. They are colorful, clear, and enjoyable. I highly recommend this book. It is one of my favorites from Dewdney.

Adamrose36 Jul 07, 2014

Anna Dewdney put together a great picture book with rhyming text. It's great to read to kids between the age of 4 and up. What a bully goat! Bad Goat! Bad Goat! I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys pictures books mostly kids enjoy picture books. But, some adults do as well in the same manner.

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

another book on the summer reading lists of pottery Barn

JewelMcLatchy Feb 07, 2014

Great anti-bullying book for pre-school to young school-aged children

Kirsten_Library Sep 19, 2013

Anna Dewdney has done it again.
Another great picture book with wonderful rhyming text. I gasped at some of Gilroy's behaviours (what a Bully Goat!), but was glad to see that all turned out well. Great to read to a preschool or kindergarten class.

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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

about a llama and a goat that bullies him the goat then becomes friends of the llama and is sad when the llama has to leave


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Time for a circle time for a song time to clap and sing along


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