Review! Leo: A Ghost Story by Mac Barnett

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

Categories: Age 1-5, Age 6-9, Perfect Picture Book Friday

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21 replies

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

    Love and licks,


  2. 5 books looks great! Where are the bookworms? I’ve never seen them. Anyway, good review. Glad you could see Leo. 🙂


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


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


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


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


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


  8. 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!


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


  10. Oo, oo a new Mac Burnett book. Awesome!


  11. 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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