REVIEW: Leo: A Ghost Story

With Halloween coming up fast, today’s book review features another ghost story–this one for younger readers, as a nominee in the Fiction Picture Books category. The review of Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Christian Robinson comes to us from Benji Martin, a round 2 Fiction Picture Books judge hailing from Alabama and blogging at Tales of an Elementary School Librarian. Told from the point of view of a lonely little ghost, this book promises to be good fun for a wide age range:

“Mac immediately establishes a connection with the reader by breaking the fourth wall and allowing them to see Leo with the first page turn when not many others in the story can see him.  It makes Leo seem real and present. Christian Robinson’s illustrations are simple and fun, melancholy at times, and joyful at others. They work perfectly with the text.”

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