Leo: A Ghost StoryLeo has a hard time making friends because he’s a ghost. No one can see him. But we can. He’s pretty satisfied spending time by himself, but he is happy when a family moves into his house. It's good to have company. But the family doesn't see things the same way.
by Mac Barnett
illustrated by Christian Robinson
Your local library
*best new book*
Kids will know just what it's like not to be wanted, and they will empathize with Leo as he leaves home. The cool blues of Robinson's illustrations match the soft, subdued mood. One afternoon, "Leo found himself roaming along a sidewalk covered in drawings." Jane looked right up at Leo and asked if he'd like to play. At first, Leo is stunned that she's talking right to him.
|"Leo, do you want to play Knights of the Round Table?"|
I won't give away the ending, but be rest assured that it will bring a smile to your face and let kids know that they can find a friend who likes them just the way they are.
Enjoy this book trailer. Just like the book, the kids' voices shine through.
Check out these other reviews & interviews:
- review at Jen Robinson's Book Page
- interview with Christian Robinson at Let's Get Busy Podcast
- starred review at Kirkus
Illustrations ©2015 Christian Robinson. The review copy was kindly sent by the publisher, Chronicle Books. If you make a purchase using the Amazon links on this site, a small portion goes to Great Kid Books. Thank you for your support.
©2015 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books