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Look Out, Leonard!

Look Out, Leonard!

Illustrated by Tamara Anegon


Look Out, Leonard!

About the Book

Help your new friend, Leonard, an adorable baby shrew stay safe as he finds his way back to his family! 

Oh no! Leonard has a bit of a problem. It's moving day and he has lost his family. This charming storybook for kids will have young readers at the edge of their seats as they follow Leonard on his journey through the jungle and see who’s tail he grabs next! 

This cute children’s book will delight just about any child with;

   • Short and easy-to-read text to make reading and learning a fun activity for kids between the ages of 3-5
   • Beautifully illustrated artworks
   • Interactive sections - Little ones can help Leonard stay safe by shouting “Look Out, Leonard!” 

Things are very busy indeed for the Shrew family - it's moving day! Mrs. Shrew has told the family to all hold onto each other’s tails so that nobody gets left behind or lost. They set off in a single file, but wait? Where is Leonard? He's gone! Join Leonard on his adventure through the jungle as he manages to grab on to anything and everything that isn't a shrew tail! 

As poor little Leonard finds his way through the rainforest, he narrowly avoids catastrophe at every turn, encountering snippy-snappy crocodiles, cross snakes, angry baboons, and even grabs a flying parrot’s tail! Will Leonard make it safely to the end of their journey?

Look Out, Leonard!
Is the first in a series of picture books all about the misadventures of Leonard Shrew.

Product Details

On sale: March 2, 2021
Age: 3-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780744028171

Author Bio

Tamara Anegon attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2008. Following this, she studied for a masters degree in art, creation and research, specializing in children's and picture book illustration. She has illustrated several children's books: Waggers (Sky Pony Press, 2014) and The Big Stink, Level 11 (OUP Oxford, 2017).


"The shrew family is moving across the jungle to their new home. To make sure everyone stays together through treacherous terrain, Mrs. Shrew asks for everyone to hold on to one another’s tails. Six of the shrews comply, except for the distractible Leonard, who grabs a baboon tail instead. As he tries to catch up to the group (who seems oblivious to his disappearance), the small bespectacled shrew blunders from one wrong tail to the next, narrowly avoiding disaster each time. When a scary tiger threatens the shrews, lucky Leonard ­accidentally saves the day. Finally reunited with his family, Leonard never wants to get lost again, although another mysterious tail beckons. Anegon’s vibrant illustrations delight with cartoonish expressiveness and bouncy energy. The visual ­humor complements the narrator’s tone that ­vacillates ­between calm and concerned, as ­Leonard’s antics elicit a cautionary “Look out, ­Leonard!” that the audience will ­undoubtedly echo. A brief note in the back of the book gives some factual information about the Southeast Asian shrews. VERDICT A silly romp with just enough suspense to be fun for little ones yet ­surprisingly (and pleasantly) devoid of any specific ­morals or ­lessons." - School Library Journal