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****Leonardo the Terrible Monster

by Mo Willems

Reviewed December 11, 2005.
Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 2005.  42 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (E WIL).

Leonardo is a terrible monster—terrible at being a monster, that is.  He’s simply not good at scaring anyone.

However, Leonardo is determined to scare someone.  He finds a boy who will be easy to scare and determines to scare the tuna salad out of him.

When he tries it, things turn out a little differently than Leonardo expects.

This book, by the author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, features more of Mo Willems’ exuberant cartoon illustrations.  Again, he uses the position of the words (with no background) to express the emotions of the kids.  It’s a simple story, but fun to read and heart-warming.


Reviews of other books by Mo Willems:
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
Nanette's Baguette
I Will Surprise My Friend!
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Pigs Make Me Sneeze!
Waiting Is Not Easy!
I REALLY Like Slop!
The Thank You Book
City Dog, Country Frog
The Story of Diva and Flea
You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons

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