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Leo the Late Bloomer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2003

    Thank you Mrs. Fisher of Anson Jones Middle School in San Antonio, TX.

    First if I may, thank you for taking the time to read my opinion posted on this site. Also a moment to remember September 11 as we near the second anniversary. John 3:16. I had the pleasure of having been introduced a magnificent story in my junior high days for literary competitions. During my three years in the Literary Club my coach, Mrs. Fisher gave me the love I have today for reading beginning with this wonderful story of Leo the late bloomer. Now I am 34. Our son is 2 1/2 and he's our little late bloomer. I was able to locate this book and we were able to purchase it as a gift for our son. Together we have our reading time. We share a wonderful story of Leo the late bloomer. I know one day our son will bloom. I am thrilled that I can share this with our son. Something I found dear as a young lady, I can pass on to our son. Who knows maybe when he has his own family he can share it with his children. Mrs. Fisher I do not know if you will ever get the chance to maybe run across this. Thank you and thank you for all those teachers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers and many more that never underestimate the power of giving the gift of reading to a child. I highly recommend this beautiful story to the young and old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2002

    25 years later, and it's still great to me.

    When I was in first grade I would take this book out from the school library at least once a month. Now 25 years later I still remember it vividly and I'm purchasing a copy for my nephew. I highly recommend it.

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  • Posted August 1, 2013

    When the story opens you find out that Leo cannot speak a word,

    When the story opens you find out that Leo cannot speak a word, read, write, draw or even eat properly.  His father is worried and fears that something may be wrong with him.  His peers can achieve all those goals so why can't Leo?  Enter mom....she assures her hubby that all is well...that if they practice patience these things will come to Leo because he is a late bloomer.  But dad can't let it go and observes Leo morning and night waiting for that big moment to arrive.  Mom in her wisdom tells hubby to back off, stop watching for the transformation and Leo will bloom when HIS time is right.  The day finally arrives when Leo bursts into himself, his light switch turns on and he discovers that he can read, write, draw, eat rather neatly and not only say a word but a whole sentence.  His time has come!!!!!   I love the last page when amidst the family hug Leo is heard saying.... "I made it!" 




    The illustrations are very bright and vibrant.  They are childlike and express the best visual emotions that blend perfectly with the written text.  The message of the book is encouraging and inspiring both to children and to their parents - be patient, keep on trying, sew positive seeds into your child, read to them, work with them, never give up and wait to see them bloom when and where they are planted.  It may take a while, but they will get there.  Every person is unique and comparing one to another is not good or healthy.  This book will bring hope for those longing for that perfect blossom to appear and when it does it will give them a perfect excuse for a well-deserved celebration of life. 

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Leo the Late Bloomer

    A great lesson on how we all "bloom" in our own time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Leo is so cute

    I love this book and I'm 12 years old. I have it and I'm going to pass it on to my kids

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2001

    WoW adults can relate :o) and students.

    I enjoyed this book by Robert Kraus. The illustration were excellent. I aslo like the changing of the four seasons. When your book was choosen for our book of the month. My teacher selected me to read the book to the class. The students loved the story. :o)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2000

    A very good book

    This book is one of, if not the, best books for child development that I have ever read. It deals with the issue of self-esteem, which is very important, and presents it in a way that is easily understandable and fun for children between the ages of 4 and 8.

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