Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Angela Dominguez
Publisher: Henry Holt
Maria had a little llama that followed her everywhere! One day it followed her to school and the children loved to play with the llama. The teacher sent him out because it was against the rules to have a llama at school. The llama waited outside for Maria to finish school.
Not only is Mary replaced by Maria and her lamb with a llama, but the entire story has moved to Peru! While the majority of the verse is the same, the illustrations feature a lot of charming Peruvian-inspired illustrations. The style of illustration is also unique: Angela Dominguez uses gouache and ink on Arches watercolor board to create the images. This bilingual book includes the Spanish and English versions of this slightly adapted nursery rhyme on every page.