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Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: The Llama Who Had No Pajama

From trickling trills to tongue twisters, Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from The Llama Who Had No Pajama. Race through her quick thick rhymes about brothers and bothers, bits and beets. 10.13

Children's Poet Laureate

The Children's Poet Laureate Presents series features Mary Ann Hoberman, children's poet laureate, reading from her own work, as well as from favorite collections of classic children's poetry.

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