Leo the Late Bloomer
Leo isn't reading, or writing, or drawing, or even speaking, and his father is concerned. But Leo's mother isn't. She knows her son will do all those things, and more, when he's ready. 'Reassuring for other late bloomers, this book is illustrated with beguiling pictures.' Saturday Review....more
I didn't know what to say back to her. But the book made me feel whole.
My problem with this book is that it really targets a very specific audience (kids who are slightly behind their peers) and what's more, I don't think it is written for kids, but rather as reassurance for the ...more
The story is set in a fantastical, yet improbable jungle, with lots of vines, flowers, and an occasional snow. The characters are comprised of personified animals commonly found in c ...more
Leo is a young lion that is having trouble drawing, writing, and reading. His parents worry about him, but hope that he is just a late bloomer. Leo's dad wants to do all that he can to help, but he is told he will just have to let Leo be and everything will work out. He tries to let Leo grow and not hover over him too much. Leo continues to have trouble in his subjects, but then one day he just gets it. His reading, writing, and drawing get much better. His parents are so proud ...more
Leo was a late bloomer. ...more
The novel starts out negative saying Leo can not read, write, draw, is a slopper eater and doesn't talk. His father is very concerned about Leo, but his mother tells him their is nothing wrong with Leo, "He is just a late bloomer." His father watches him day and night to see signs of blooming, but Leo shows none. His father finally backs off, and with time Leo blooms one day. Leo could read, write, draw, eat neatly, and speak entire sentences. "I made it!" said Leo.
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This book had the ability to connect me with a time as a young child when I wanted to do all of ...more
This picture book is perfect for children and parents to read together. It talks about how each child has their own way and pace to develop. Sometimes it just takes more time for a child to develop to the same level ...more
I've heard of this book for ten or more years. It showed up so often on library to-read or story time lists. And I have assiduously avoided it. I was afraid it was a moral dressed up loosely as a story. And I don't like the term "Late Bloomer".
There certainly is a moral to this story. And it is aimed more at the parents than the child. As a children's librarian and now as a mom, I've heard other parents (usually moms) decant abou ...more
I found the illustrations in this book to be colorful and detailed. I like that mother tiger was very patient and trusted that Leo would master the skills over time. This book can help children realize that everyone learn at their own pace.
After reading the book Leo The Late Bloomer discuss with the children the meaning of the term "Late Bloomer". Have the children to name all the things Leo couldn't do at the start of the book, then let them name all the t ...more
Review: The book Leo the Late Bloomer was a good book to read especially to children because it teaches the children about how things bloom and that it takes patience waiting for something to bloom. If you are waiting for something to bloom then it is never going to bloom because you are just sitting there watching every second. If you are wanting something to bloom you should keep your self busy but check on what you are wanting to bloom often and it will probably bloom.
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