Friday, June 10, 2011

Leonardo the Terrible Monster

I'm back! You missed me, right? Anyone? Anyone?


Hmm. Anyway, Leonardo the Terrible Monster is (another!) book by Mo Willems that we loved. Maybe I should just rename this blog "The Mo Willems Storybook Shelf" and get it over with. Heh.

So, Leonardo. He's a terrible monster. But not "terrible" as in mean and scary. He's "terrible" as in...he's really bad at being a monster. All his monster friends are good at scaring people, but Leonardo just can't do it. And he tries so, so hard.

One day, Leonardo tries scaring a little boy (Sam, I think?) and the boy bursts into tears. Yay for Leonardo! Except, not really. It turns out that Leonardo didn't scare the little boy--the boy was just having a really bad day. You'll have to read the story to see how Leonardo reacts to that. Don't worry, though. It has a happy ending.

Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Written by Mo Willems
Age range*: 3-6
My rating: 5 stars [out of five]

*Age ranges are very flexible.

Full disclosure: I don't receive any compensation for reviewing children's books--the books are usually just checked out from the local library.


  1. Saw you on SITS and knew immediately I had to click on over because I LOVE children's books. Mo Willems is a favorite, my daughter has memorized Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too. We'll have to check this one out!

  2. Ooooh, I have kids just the right age for this...I'll have to check out Mo Willems next time we're at the library. Thanks.



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