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Leopardpox!

by Landau, Orna, 1968-

Format: Print Book 2014.
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E LAN
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E LANDAU
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Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
 
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Moon Township Public Library Easy FAMILY JE LANDAU
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea LANDAU Orna
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Northern Tier Regional Library Picture Book J PB LANDA
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Collection  Picture Book
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC LAN
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Summary
"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 this is a little 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 establishment while affirming the power of comfort from Mama. And--who knew?--leopardpox may just be contagious!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kindergartner Sadie wakes up one morning feeling funny. As Mama checks her symptoms, Sadie starts transforming . . . into a baby leopard. Her family takes her to the pediatrician, who promptly kicks them out of his office. Next they try a veterinarian, who is delighted to see a leopard but fails to grasp that the patient is actually a human with a bad case of leopardpox. Next they try the zoo, where sobbing Sadie is locked in a cage. Finally Mama objects and takes Sadie home, where chicken soup and cuddling on the couch turn Sadie back into a little girl. The fast-moving story line and humorous, detailed cartoon illustrations will engage readers with a subtle and reassuring lesson about acceptance. Many of the adult characters are very quick to express disapproval, make judgments, and apply labels to Sadie and her behavior. Their failure to celebrate Sadie's differences hearkens back to classics like Robert Kraus' Leo the Late Bloomer (1971) and David Small's Imogene's Antlers (1985) while making a very contemporary point about tolerance.--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Leopard -- Juvenile fiction.
Metamorphosis -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Leopard -- Fiction.
Metamorphosis -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2014.
Other Titles Leopard pox!
Contributors Hoffmann, Omer, illustrator.
Appel, Annette, translator.
Language English
Notes "First published in Israel in 2012 by Kinneret-Zmora Bitan Dvir Publishing House"--Colophon.
Description 31 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780544290013 (hbk.)
0544290011 (hbk.)
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