Friday, January 3, 2020

"Leo's Monster" - a bookwrap

This is Leo, who lives in the city, and his friend Zoe, who lives in the country.  Bestselling author Marcus Pfister skillfully weaves a hilarious story of mystery, suspense and just a hint of scariness.  Kids will love it!  


"Leo's Monster"
Authored and Illustrated by Marcus Pfister

* Ages:  4-8
* Grade Level:  PS-3
* Publisher:  NorthSouth Books
* Pub. Date:  May 5, 2020
* Length:  32 page
* Language:  English

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The Book

Leo, a city mouse, visits with Zoe, a country mouse for the very first time in the countryside.  Zoe is baking a cake and leaves Leo to look around outside while she runs in to check on it.  Happily Leo bounds out into the open air and into a scary encounter. 

When Zoe returns she finds her friend scared and trembling.  Whatever could be the cause of such fright?  Leo finally stammers out that he just saw a ... MONSTER!  Oh my!

Leo describes the monster to his friend:  enormous tail that whips around, hard lumpy feet that can trample you,  a long tongue that can rip half the earth apart and tear out trees, and two pointed horns that can gore you.  This is some serious, dangerous creature.  But is scary monster truly as bad as Leo imagines and describes to his friend? 

The bestselling author of "The Rainbow Fish" series crafts a tale that is full of mystery, suspense and intrigue.  Kids will have fun trying to guess what the actual monster really is and giggle when they discover the truth.  The illustrations enrich the story.  I recommend "Leo's Monster" to be read aloud as it is a captivating tale and that will have kids engaged right to the very end of the story.   

Storywraps Rating -  5 +++HUGS!!!!!


Meet the Creator

Marcus Pfister was born in Bern, Switzerland. After studying at the Art School of Bern, he apprenticed as a graphic designer and worked in an advertising agency before becoming self-employed in 1984. His debut picture book, The Sleepy Owl, was published by NorthSouth Books in 1986, but his big breakthrough came six years later with The Rainbow Fish. Today Marcus has illustrated over fifty books, which have been translated into more than fifty languages and received countless international awards. He lives with his wife, Debora, and his children in Bern.

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