Review! Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

28 Aug

leoLeo: A Ghost Story
Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrations by Christian Robinson
52 pages – ages 5+
Published by Chronicle Books on August 25, 2015

Theme/Topic- Friendships / Imaginary Friends

Genre- Fiction

Synopsis- Leo is a ghost. He’s lived by himself for many years. Not many people can see him. One day, a family moves into the house, and when Leo greets them with tea, they freak out. Leo, feeling unwanted, leaves the house. After wandering the city streets for a bit, Leo meets Jane, a young girl. Jane can see him. They have a lot of fun together. When a robber tries to ruin their fun, Leo learns that being a ghost can be a very good thing.

Why I liked this book- This is a fun book to read. I like how it ends in a unique, marvelous way (read the book to find out!). The book itself is a sweet book about friendship. Mr. Barnett is a great author, and Mr. Robinson is a great illustrator, so it’s no wonder they make an amazing team! The simple illustrations go really well with the story line, as if you see the book from a child’s view. I think all younger kids looking for a good read will enjoy this story!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

21 Responses to “Review! Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett”

  1. Genevieve Petrillo August 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    I hope Leo barked at the robber. That’ll teach him….

    Love and licks,


  2. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews August 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    5 books looks great! Where are the bookworms? I’ve never seen them. Anyway, good review. Glad you could see Leo. 🙂


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks August 31, 2015 at 7:08 am #

      Whoops! WordPress was acting up. It’s fixed now. 🙂
      Let’s hear it for ghosts… Of the internet, and beyond! 😉


  3. rnewman504 August 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    I would love to have a ghost greet me with some tea. This book is on my list. Wonderful review, Erik!


  4. Patricia Tilton August 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    This sounds like a very cute story. Saw it reviewed somewhere else. Am going to have to check it out.


  5. julie rowan zoch August 28, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

    Looks adorable!


  6. itsybitsymom August 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    Was hoping for a pic of you in a bow tie!


  7. jama August 29, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    Ursula Bear donned a bow tie for this one. Love this sweet story. 🙂


  8. Darlene August 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm #

    A wonderful ghost story for the little ones. Not too scary!


  9. Jilanne Hoffmann August 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this one! We’ve already got it on order for the school library. And Christian Robinson is one of my favorite illustrators. Bonus!


  10. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog August 29, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

    This sounds awesome! I love the cover and can’t wait to read it. Great review, Erik! 🙂


  11. Joanna August 31, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Oo, oo a new Mac Burnett book. Awesome!


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks September 10, 2015 at 6:43 am #

      It’s a great one! And Christian Robinson is the illustrator (the guy who did Josephine, about Josephine Baker)! 🙂


  12. Joanne Fritz August 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to read this since I first heard about it. Glad to hear how much you enjoyed it.


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