Youth Blog Entries

 
Written by and posted on 09/13/2016 - 5:16pm

Five years ago, I had the privilege of hearing Anna Dewdney (the author and illustrator of the Llama Llama books) give a presentation to a group of teachers and librarians at the Mazza Weekend Conference.  She talked about her life, work, and creative process, and I went away (like I always do at Mazza) with a deeper appreciation of her and her books.

Earlier this month, I was very sad to hear that Dewdney had lost her battle with cancer.  I read in several articles that, in lieu of a funeral, she asked for people to read to a child instead.  Llama Llama Misses Mama by Dewdney is of my favorite recommended reads for children starting preschool.  Check out that title and some of her other books below!