Leon and the Spitting Image
This book is about a hotel full of animals. And an evil ice maker. And glass eyeballs -- oh, and really old panty hose and Possibly Fake Hair. But mostly, it's about Leon Zeisel and his epic quest to survive fourth grade, despite his teacher, Miss Hagmeyer, and his archenemy, Lumpkin the Pumpkin, a human tank with a deadly dodgeball throw. Luckily, Leon has friends who wil...more
Das Buch hat viele skurrile Einfälle. So lebt Leon mit seiner Mutter in einem Hotelzimmer, wo ihn in der Nacht die Eiskönigin vom Schlafen abhält. Ein bisschen unheimlich, ein wenig zauberhaft, so sieh ...more
Add to this the general quirkiness of Leon's life: he and his mother live in a hotel that caters to the nutti ...more
I think the author is very creative and has a great sense of humor! If you've already read this book, read the sequel, "Leon and the Champion Chip"
YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!
by Allen Kurzweil
I think everyone who reads Leon and the Spitting Image can relate to it because it is all about a boy who struggles with his new year of school and with his strict teacher and he thinks is the worst teacher in the world. A young boy, Leon starts his fourth grade year with a bad start. In the beginning he struggles to find out what was written in his hidden confidential repot. Soon as he starts his fourth grade year he encounters ...more
My 10-year-old self: "cofuzzling, me no get?"
Instead of actually reading the book, as the purpose of all books, I just defaced it.
-Wrote some nasty words here in there
-Scrawled out some sentences and drew pictures.
- DOODLED. oh yaaaaaaah.
Yes, I was in my naughty stage.
After those nescessary changes were made, all my classmates deemed it easier to read. I think Mr. Kurzweil could use my graffiti talent to improve his book ...more
I absolutely loved this story. I admit to be taken in by the year-long thematic study of the middle ages, a personal favorite subject for me and my children. As a home-schooling mom I thought this a brilliant idea.
A friend of mine read this and was bothered about something, I can't say now what, so enter with caution. This may not be for everyone. Leon is a fourth gra ...more
Devotion to the complicated passions of his characters has led Allen to take courses in pop-up book de ...more