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Book Review: "Leonardo the Terrible Monster" by Mo Willems 

Published May 1, 2011 at 4:00 a.m.

Tina Achilles
  • Tina Achilles

Achilles' summary

"You may not have 1642 chompers like one of the monsters in this book, but you can really sink your teeth into this read. Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries to be scary but just can't seem to frighten anyone. That is, until he finds scaredy-cat Sam and decides to scare the tuna salad out of him! Then, Leonardo has a really big choice to make."

Favorite part

"Mo Willems is one of my favorite children's book authors. His books are great to read aloud, offering lots of opportunities for a reader to be animated in showing the emotion of the character. In Leonardo this comes during Sam's worrywart meltdown."

Fun facts about Mo Willems

Willems is both an author and illustrator and has created many popular characters. He sometimes incorporates the main characters from one book into other stories. For instance, Leonardo can be found as Trixie's stuffed animal in one of Willems' latest books, Knuffle Bunny Free.

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Librarian: Tina Achilles, children's librarian at the Cobleigh Public Library, Lyndonville

Book: Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Age range: Preschool through first grade

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Kate Laddison is the Associate Editor of Kids VT. She lives in St. Albans with her husband and son.

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