Leo the Late Bloomer

by Robert Kraus, Jose Aruego

On Sale: 01/01/1971

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Leo the Late Bloomer

by Robert Kraus

illustrated by Jose Aruego

On Sale: 01/01/1971

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About the Book

“Captivating and rollicking.” The Horn Book

Leo isn't reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo's mother isn't. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he's ready.

This heartwarming story of how a little tiger named Leo bloomed is told by bestselling author Robert Kraus and is accompanied by the wonderfully bold illustrations of Jose Aruego.

With its message of patience and humor, Leo the Late Bloomer is more timely than ever. As Children's Books and Their Creators commented: "Leo's reassuring 'I made it!' at the end delights young listeners who may have been scrutinized for early blooming by well-intentioned moms and dads. Deserves space on any parenting shelf."

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Critical Praise

“Captivating and rollicking.” - The Horn Book

“A humorous morale-boosting tale with great appeal.” - ALA Booklist

“This engaging story with its bright jungle scenery (and appealing animal characters) is sure to charm the late bloomer in your family.” - Publishers Weekly

“Reassuring for other late bloomers, this book is illustrated with beguiling pictures.”   - Saturday Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780878070435
  • ISBN 10: 0878070435
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/01/1971
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:21.89 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc.
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure

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