Leonardo The Terrible Monster (Mo Willems)

Summer Reading Day 76: Our book today was Leonardo The Terrible Monster by Mo Willems, a story about a little monster who is just terrible at being scary. He decides to find the most scardy-cat kid he can find to frighten so he can feel better, but it doesn’t go exactly to plan.

Anyone familiar with Mo Willems knows that his books are adorable. They are silly, don’t take themselves too seriously, and are full of fun language and simple, engaging drawings that kids love, and Leonardo is no different. Best of all, underneath the silliness, there is a great lesson about friendship and empathy. The length is great for little bookworms, and it’s a lot of fun to read (one page in particular is a hilariously long and dramatic monologue for reading to a child). We can definitely recommend this one! Baby Bookworm approved!


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