by Mac Barnett
illustrated by Christian Robinson
This week's bookshelf pick is from Cottager Jamie Michalak.
What it's all about . . .
For many years, Leo the ghost lived by himself in a large house on the edge of the city. But when a family moves in, Leo finds himself unwanted. So he roams the city, where nobody sees him. Until . . . he meets a girl named Jane, and becomes her "imaginary friend." Leo loves his new pal. But if he tells her he's a ghost, will he scare her away?
Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf . . .
Dream team Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson weave together favorite storytime ingredients -- ghosts, imaginary friends, robbers! -- for a spellbinding read-aloud. Leo is humorous, suspenseful, and touching.
Our favorite lines . . .
"I said I was your imaginary friend, but I'm not. I am just your real friend."
Our favorite illustration . . .
|From LEO: A GHOST STORY by Mac Barnett. Illustration copyright 2015 by Christian Robinson.|
Christian Robinson's atmospheric art, rendered in shades of blue and black, is enormously appealing, and the story's twists and turns will keep kids' attention until its dramatic conclusion.
Why grown-ups will love it . . .
Those looking for the perfect Halloween or bedtime read-aloud will love Leo. Serve it with a cup of mint tea and honey toast.