Book Review: 3/5 Stars, ‘Letters to Leo’, Amy Hest

Letters to LeoLetters to Leo by Amy Hest

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3/5 stars. Letters to Leo chronicles the life and times of a fourth-grade girl through letters she writes to her dog, Leo. I’m not head-over-heels in love with it, but it would appeal to some readers. The target audience seems to be middle to upper-middle class city girls who are cared for by au pairs and have the means to take their dogs to the groomers. Or, with those who dream of that sort of lifestyle. As expected with this writing format, the artwork is filled with hearts, flowers and pictures of Leo. The chapters were short and written in diary format. It would make a good addition to larger public or school libraries, but if budget is tight I’d hold off and select another title with potential for a wider reach.

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