Leopardpox! by Orna LandauLeopardpox! by Orna Landau


byOrna LandauIllustratorOmer Hoffmann

Hardcover | February 3, 2015

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"Leopardpox!" shouts Mama when her little girl becomes a frisky leopard cub. Now what? Mama and Sadie's three brothers take Sadie to the doctor, who says, "I'm not a doctor for leopards." Then they try the vet, who says, "If this is a leopard cub, it's a healthy leopard, but if&nbspthis is a&nbsplittle girl, then she is very ill." The zoo would be happy to keep her, but no one likes the idea of leaving her behind. No, decides Mama, they'll take care of her at home, where rest and kindness work wonders. Explosively funny, slightly retro-looking illustrations accompany the laugh-aloud text, which takes a sly dig at the medical extablishment while affirming the power of comfort from Mama. And-who knew?-leopardpox may just be contagious!
Orna Landau is the head of the translated fiction department at Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir Publishing, and the author of three novels. Orna currently lives in Tel Aviv with her family. Leopardpox! is her first book for children. Omer Hoffmann 's diverse body of work includes award-winning illustrations for newspapers, posters, ...
Title:Leopardpox!Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.25 × 8.37 × 0.39 inPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544290011

ISBN - 13:9780544290013


Editorial Reviews

Throughout, Hoffman's cartoonish, mixed-media art is both expressive and descriptive of the family's travails, and it infuses the book with humor." -Kirkus "In this quirky tale, a mother's love proves to be the perfect cure." -School Library Journal "