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Byline: Barbara Thompson, children's librarian Springfield Public Library For The Register-Guard

BOOK PICKS

"Your Pal Mo Willems

Presents Leonardo

the Terrible Monster"

By Mo Willems

Hyperion Books for Children, 2005

Ages 3 to 7

Leonardo is a terrible monster.

He's terrible because he can't scare anyone. He tries to be scary, but he just can't do it.

Unlike the other monsters, he isn't big, he doesn't have hundreds of teeth, and he isn't even weird.

So Leonardo comes up with a plan: He'll find the most scaredy-cat kid in the world and "scare the tuna salad out of him!"

Leonardo does his homework and finds the perfect candidate: Little Sam. When Leonardo sneaks up on Sam and gives him his best scare, Sam cries.

Leonardo is pleased with himself for finally scaring someone, until Sam tells him the real reasons he was crying. Leonardo then makes a big decision that will surprise and please readers.

"Leonardo the Terrible Monster" has a message to deliver, but it does so with humor and charm.

Another sure-fire hit from the author of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" and "Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale," this book is a fun read-aloud choice for people of all ages and a good nonscary monster story for the Halloween season.

- Barbara Thompson,

children's librarian

Springfield Public Library
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