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Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Leo the Late Bloomer (original 1971; edition 1999)

by Robert Kraus (Author)

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Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents.
Title:Leo the Late Bloomer
Authors:Robert Kraus (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (1994), Edition: Reissue, 32 pages
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Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus (1971)



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Leo the tiger simply cannot comprehend why he cannot complete tasks in a timely manner. He cannot write; He cannot draw. He cannot write; He cannot even eat without making a sloppy mess. His father is very concerned and wonders outloud what is wrong with Leo?

A loving mother notes that Leo is fine, he is simply a late bloomer. While Leo's father is frustrated, it is Leo who is most anxious. And, then one magical day, Leo bloomed "in his own good time," as the author notes!

And, when he blooms, he draws inside the lines. He can read lots of books, Finally, he made it!

What a wonderful book to read to a child who is struggling, confused and anxious. Leo's mother was his advocate. She knew he would bloom, but not at the same time of others, and not at the misunderstanding of his father! ( )
  Whisper1 | Jan 23, 2019 |
This book could be used to encourage students who are struggling with being behind developmentally. ( )
  darbyhunter1 | Oct 15, 2018 |
Poor Leo can’t seem to do anything right . . . he can’t read, he can’t write, he can’t draw. He’s a sloppy eater, and he doesn’t speak. What is the matter with Leo?

“Nothing,” says Leo’s mother. “Leo is just a late bloomer.”

But will Leo ever bloom?

Charming illustrations accompany the simply narrative that helps young readers learn that everyone blooms in their own good time. A delightful tale for parents and children to enjoy together.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Jul 19, 2018 |
It takes Leo a little while longer than most to read, write and to speak......but he does do all those things and more.
  CECC9 | Mar 4, 2018 |
This book is delightful. It shows a young tiger who is late when blooming in life, but his mom doesn't give up. This is an excellent book to read to class. It motivates kids when they may feel they won't succeed in something. ( )
  umorgan | Dec 2, 2017 |
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