Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester

Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester

by Kevin O'Malley
     
 

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Leo Cockroach, who secretly tests toys for the bug-hating president of a toy company, seeks a job with the competitor across the street and finds himself worse off than before.

Overview

Leo Cockroach, who secretly tests toys for the bug-hating president of a toy company, seeks a job with the competitor across the street and finds himself worse off than before.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Leo enjoys his somewhat perilous night job working at a toy store; "This humorous tale of a misunderstood insect offers a comical new perspective on micro-level R&D," said PW. Ages 5-8. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Fans of O'Malley's earlier books will delight in this equally quirky tale with an unlikely hero. Leo the cockroach resides within the offices of Waddatoy Toys. Late at night, after CEO Mildred Splatt (who hates bugs) leaves, Leo takes the initiative to test the toys and leave the good ones on Ms. Splatt's desk. Feeling unappreciated for his winning endorsements, he says good-bye to his friend, Bernard the cat, and dramatically takes off in a toy airplane to work for competitor Notsogouda Toys across the street. Much to his surprise, Leo realizes he was better off before and valiantly ventures back. Some of the humor is subtle, but there is plenty to entertain youngsters. O'Malley's illustrations are full of great detail; his flair for expression and perspective makes for one likable cockroach. This bug's-eye view of the business world is a riot.-Christy Norris Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802776044
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Maryland. www.booksbyomalley.com

KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Maryland. www.booksbyomalley.com

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