Leonardo the Terrible Monster

By Mo Willems
Illustrated by Mo Willems

An exceptional tale of an unexceptional monster – laugh-out-loud picture-book fun from the creator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and the Knuffle Bunny series.

Meet Mo Willems' latest character, Leonardo the Terrible Monster. Terrible at being a monster, that is. He doesn't have thousands of teeth, he's small, he's cute and, despite his best efforts, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Then, one day, he meets a nervous boy called Sam and finds out that being a good friend is a whole lot more rewarding than trying to scare the tuna salad out of people!

  • Fresh and funny, witty and heart-warming, this energetic tale is ideal for reading aloud.
  • A striking, large-format picture book, which clevery combines distinctive cartoon-style artwork, theatrical typeface, pastel palette and ingenious use of space.
  • From the author of "Time to Pee!", "Knuffle Bunny", "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!" "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!" and the award-winning "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!"

About the author

Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor winner for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. His celebrated Elephant & Piggie early-reader series has been awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal on two occasions as well as three Honors. Other favourites include Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs and That Is Not a Good Idea. Before he turned to children's books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmy Awards. Mo lives with his family in Paris, France. Find him online at and on Twitter as @The_Pigeon.


"The little boy and the little monster are both endearing characters and the message could well be consoling." Reading Time Vol 52 no1

ISBN: 9781406312157
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2008
Dimensions: 228 x 317mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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