Children's Poet Laureate

The Llama Who Had No Pajama
100 Favorite Poems

Browndeer Press, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1998.

Illustrated by Betty Fraser.

From the many children's poems she has written and published over more than forty years, Hoberman has selected one hundred of her favorites for this exquisitely illustrated collection. Covering everything from centipedes to whales, from balloons to windshield wipers, from roller-skating in spring to ice-skating in winter, the poems convey the experiences of childhood with a timeless freshness.

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The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems

"Want to give young ones the fun of rhyme, rhythm, and word play? Then look for The Llama Who Had no Pajama. There's no reason to wait for poetry units at school to introduce children to verse when Mary Ann Hoberman can do it with her collection of 100 poems."

Christian Science Monitor Best Children's Books

"This collection of some forty years of Hoberman verse is a charmer. The poems - peppy verses immediately identifiable as Hoberman's by their use of alliteration and repeated words and lines - seem to cover every subject under the sun; all are dependably child-centered."

Horn Book

"Poems drawn from Hoberman's previous works…are packaged to delight a new generation of youngsters. Children may be reminded of A.A. Milne's poetry…but Hoberman's poetry goes deeper, offering children a new way to look at things."


Gold Award Winner - 1998 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)

Best Books of the Year - Child Magazine