Leo The Late Bloomer by Robert KrausLeo The Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus

Leo The Late Bloomer

byRobert Kraus

Hardcover | January 1, 1971

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“Captivating and rollicking.” The Horn Book

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.

This heartwarming story of how a little tiger named Leo bloomed is told by bestselling author Robert Kraus and is accompanied by the wonderfully bold illustrations of Jose Aruego.

With its message of patience and humor, Leo the Late Bloomer is more timely than ever. As Children's Books and Their Creators commented: "Leo's reassuring 'I made it!' at the end delights young listeners who may have been scrutinized for early blooming by well-intentioned moms and dads. Deserves space on any parenting shelf."

Robert Kraus is the author of Little Louie the Baby Bloomer and Leo the Late Bloomer, illustrated by Jose Aruego, and the author and illustrator of dozens of books for children.
Title:Leo The Late BloomerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.25 × 0.33 inPublished:January 1, 1971Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0878070427

ISBN - 13:9780878070428

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This one is for parents I love this story about a tiger that can't seem to do the things that other little tigers could do. And I thought of it every time I worried about my own child's development. It's a story that reminds parents to appreciate the uniqueness of their little guys, and not worry so much about having a late bloomer. The tiger gets there in the end.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Everyone Is Different This is a lovely little book that tells the story of Leo, the tiger. Poor Leo is different from all the other little tigers. He just can't seem to keep up and doesn't do what he's supposed to. His father is worried, but not his mom. She knows that Leo's just a latebloomer. A great story to help kids understand that everyone is different and that although they may not be able to do something the first time, eventually, if they keep trying, they may finally do it. It was a great book to read to my little late bloomer who could totally relate to poor Leo.
Date published: 2009-10-23

From Our Editors

Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents

Editorial Reviews

“Reassuring for other late bloomers, this book is illustrated with beguiling pictures.”