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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age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

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.
age 4+

A Delightful Book For Children and Parents

What a beautiful picture book! I had to order this after learning the author of HOLDING SILVAN: A BRIEF LIFE mentioned she had a new children’s book coming out with Scholastic. What a creative way to illustrate a story about friendship, told through the eyes of a neurotypical child who likes to count everything. I loved how each page drew me in as I followed the Fibonacci sequence. I am sharing this book with my young grandchildren!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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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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