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Leo: A Ghost Story

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.

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Told from the sweet-natured perspective of a ghost boy in a bow tie, this clever picture book is as much a lovely tale of friendship as a lighthearted ghost story. It does for ghosts what Monsters, Inc. did for the reputation of closet monsters, and kids will be rooting for Leo like they did for Sully. By the end, readers will be drawn more into Jane and Leo's imaginative play and feel as Jane does: that it doesn't matter at all that Leo's a ghost.

Only the stylish illustrations, all in blue, gray, and black hues, remind readers there's anything supernatural going on in LEO: A GHOST STORY. Somehow they manage to be both ghostly and playful, just like the story.

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