Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester
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Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Leo Cockroach, who secretly tests toys for the bug-hating president of a toy company, seeks a job with the competitor across the street and finds himself worse off than before.
Published March 1st 1999 by Walker Childrens
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Michalyn Easter
Ever heard a good story about a roach? Me neither! Well that was until I read this book. The story tells of Leo, a cockroach that lives in a toy factory. Since Leo lives there, he takes it upon himself to test the toys for enjoyment and safety. Th other occupant by his home, a human, is not too fond when she sees Leo running around in her office. Often she tries to kill him! What kind of person tries to kill a roach? However, in the end she learns to appreciate Leo and what he has done for her t...more
I almost really liked this book but a few weaknesses made it an okay, but not great, read. I appreciate that the cockroach is not loved by the main toy factory workers and the book is a good lesson in appreciating all kinds of people (and insects).

1) I am creeped out by cockroachers. They are icky and make me feel squicky. O'Malley makes Leo as charming and friendly as possible but unfortunately, he's still a cockroach. I was particularly icked out by the picture of him hugging his cat friend,...more
Leo Cockroach, toy tester extraordinaire, thinks the grass MUST be greener on the other side (that is at the toy company across the street). When he leaves his somewhat chushy job at Waddatoy Toys and owner Mrs. Splatt, he incurs the wrath of Mr. Worm who owns Notsogouda Toys. He finds a way to make it back across the street in the nick of time.

Used for "UGH!...BUGS!" Storytime- September, 2010.
Cheryl in CC NV
3.5 stars? Clever, with heart. Love the cat. The 'not so good' toys were a bit over the top, but that made them all the funnier!
Paul  Hankins
Boys will enjoy this "ladder" to graphic novels with its main character and skewed look at toys (Notsogouda Toys--I love it).
The yo-yo and ride-a-rock were the best!
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