Saturday, May 31, 2008

Leonardo - possibly the most loveable monster?!



If your not familuar with Mo Williams you are quite possibly missing out of one of the best children's authors of our time (just my opinion but I'm sticking to it)! His books never fail to impress me from their amazingly good illustrations to the sheer content of the stories which has to be difficult as we are talking about picture books.

Leonardo the Terrible Monster left a lasting impression on this household. The first thing you will notice as a parent is the book is simply stunning, its very simply illustrated but the illustrations but something about the combination of colors, fonts, and these great graphics on a strikingly otherwise blank page get your attention.

Leonardo is a runty little misfit monster, he's small, not impressively large nor does he have a ton of sharp pointy teeth, and I have to say he is rather cute. All of the above is terrible news for a monster as how can you be scary if your not actually scary! Leonardo has a lot of work to do to scare the tuna salad out of a unsuspecting kid, but as everyone finds out at some point in life... things don't always work out as planned! Sometimes you just have to make lemonade out of lemons and Leonardo find outs first hand!

Perfect for children and adults of all ages, as those too old for picture books will still appreciate the great illustrations. Easily a classic, and a must have for every child's shelf!

Leonardo the Terrible Monster is available on Amazon!

4 Comments:

Naomi said...

this is one of our faves!

mannequin said...

Oh, i so, so agree about Mo Willems. My child and I devour his books AND...did you know?

Remember the show Sheep in the Big City on CN? My son and I loved that show! He is the creator of that cartoon. That is where we first got addicted to him. He is amazing!

lace said...

This is such a wonderful book. I think we better get it from the library again.

laura said...

Cute! Again, going on the wishlist (which is getting quite long!). :)

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