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  • Published: New York : Hyperion, c2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 33 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 670

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0786852941 :


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Your pal Mo Willems presents Leonardo the terrible monster

by Willems, Mo.

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Call number: E WIL

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Malletts Youth Picture Books, Traverwood Youth PicBks

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Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.

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Would you rather be a terrible (that is, not scary) monster or a good friend? Maybe you can be both. The real difficulty would come in being a good (scary) monster AND a good friend.

Sparse drawings (very different from much of what we read these days!) and sweet story. The page where Sam just pours out all his woes is notable by way of contrast with all the rest.


Funny book -- enjoyed it.

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