Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn’t quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.
Mo Willems knows a Good Idea when he sees one. A three-time Caldecott Honor winner (for <em>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!</em>, <em>Knuffle Bunny</em>, and <em>Knuffle Bunny Too</em>), he also won two Geisel Medals and two Geisel Honors for his Elephant and Piggie books. His books are perennial <em>New York Times</em> bestsellers, including <em>Knuffle Bunny Free</em>, <em>Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!</em>, and the Cat the Cat series. Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on <em>Sesame Street</em>, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives with his family in Massachusetts.