Parents' Guide to

Leo + Lea

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Gorgeous illustrations celebrate math, nature, and friends.

Leo + Lea cover art

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

There's more to what we share than what marks us as different

This book offers so much, in so many ways... but not in obvious ways, so it requires a quiet sharing between child and grown-up, which is a beautiful and perhaps uncommon gift from most books. Each of the many times that we returned to this book, we saw new things, we felt more relevant connections, we learned more, we were more drawn in to the power of the subtle influences that impact all lives, even though rarely noticed. The Fibonacci Sequence, as it is introduced in Wesolowska's book, is accessible and meaningful... a treasured foundation for deeper and wider explorations that are as big as Life itself. Grateful to have found this book.
age 4+

A Beautiful, Gentle And Positive Book

As a mother of a sensitive, shy and artistic child, I was very grateful to find this gentle book about two kids who have their own unique ways of relating to the world. The book’s rhythms, comforting patterns and lush colors beautifully pair with the poetic storytelling. I too was one of those kids who hid at recess to draw pictures and think my own thoughts. Back then, I felt I was strange and wrong for being different. I wish I had been read this loving and accepting book. A very positive book for all children.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1):

In this unique book, author Monica Wesolowska and illustrator Kenard Pak use lyrical prose and dazzling art to teach readers about the magic of math. Leo + Lea is a stunningly original picture book that both children and adults will marvel over again and again. There are so many intriguing things packed into so few words here, from the soothing rhythm of the text to the repeating patterns hidden throughout, as well as the book's gentle tone and inclusive theme. Add in the frame-worthy artwork, and you'll want to gift it to every preschooler in your life.

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