Our most heartfelt condolences go out to Anna Dewdney’s family and friends at her passing. Our classrooms all enjoy her amazing children’s books everyday!

Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama books animate some amazingly common childhood scenarios. From being scared at night to being impatient in a grocery store, her masterful rhyming stories give children a fun way to explore some not-so-fun feelings.

Now is a great time to remember and honor Anna’s wish that “in lieu of a funeral service that people read to a child instead.”

“I did my books about llamas because I love the sound to the word ‘llama.’ But they’re just so funny,” she told The Washington Post’s Ron Charles in 2015. “They have such wonderful expressive faces. They’re fuzzy and goofy, and they’re just fun to look at.”*