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Monday 27 September 2010

Review: Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Title: Leonardo the Terrible Monster

Author/Illustrator: Mo Willems

Publisher: Walker Books, A$16.95RRP

Publication date: 01/09/2008

Format: Softcover

ISBN: 9781406312157

For ages: 3 - 7

Type: Picture Book

About: Leonardo isn’t very good at being a monster. In fact, he is a terrible monster. As terrible as they come. He can’t scare anyone to save himself. He doesn’t even look the part.

Keen to live up to his full monstery potential, Leonardo researches how to not only scare people but find the perfect victim, and when he does find one – a trembling, corner-sitting Sam, Leonardo sees his chance.

He sneaks up on Sam and gives him the scaring of his life. And Sam cries. But is he crying because Sam scared him… or is there something more serious afoot?

Leonardo may be a terrible monster, but he’s a great hugger. And a very good friend.

Using the quintessential Willems pastel pages and gorgeous retro-style illustrations, Leonardo the Terrible Monster is another masterpiece in the Willems conglomerate of fun.

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