As Told By The Littles | Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

Posted April 6, 2017 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

As Told By The Littles | Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac BarnettLeo: A Ghost Story Illustrator: Christian Robinson
Published by Chronicle Books on August 25th 2015
Genres: Children's Picture Book
Pages: 52
Format: Kindle Edition, Audiobook
Source: Library

You would like being friends with Leo. He likes to draw, he makes delicious snacks, and most people can't even see him. Because Leo is also a ghost. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight. That is how Leo and Jane become friends. And that is when their adventures begin. This charming tale of friendship—from two of the best young minds in picture books: the author of the Caldecott Honor–winning Extra Yarn and the illustrator of the Bologna Ragazzi Award–winning Josephine—is destined to become a modern classic that will delight readers for years to come.

Leo: A Ghost Story was a book featured on Scholastic’s 100 Best Read Aloud Books To Your Kids. .

If you think that Leo maybe a little scary for your little ones, I can assure you it won’t. Leo is anything but scary. It is actually very cute. Little One was a bit hesitant when I told him the title of the story, but after reading the story he told me it wasn’t scary after all.

The library had the kindle edition of Leo: A Ghost Story that also featured a read along version.

The illustrations were beautiful palette of blues, grays and blacks. It wasn’t anything freighting to Little One. He really enjoyed the story and the narration.

The narrator was really wonderful and I would listen to more stories narrated by her. Little One also enjoyed the narration and asked me to find more books that can be read along.

I personally enjoyed how this was a ghost story that didn’t teach the child to be scared of ghosts. I believe in ghosts and thought both the story and illustrations taught the kids not to be afraid and who knows ghost could be helpful. I think that’s why Little One really enjoyed it so much and so did I.

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