Leon the lizard is in a real pickle when he runs out of toilet paper. What’s a lizard to do when he has to poo? Luckily for him (or so he thinks!), Leon spies a discarded pair of holey red underpants in the tree nearby. Voila! Impromptu toilet paper!
The plot thickens when Leon hears a voice cautioning him against taking something that doesn’t belong to him. Cleverly mixed in with the giggle-worthy potty humor is a lesson about consciences and making good decisions even if no one is watching. Leon’s plight and the delightful twist ending will have little listeners (and probably their grown-up readers) laughing hysterically.
The Brief Thief is great for reluctant readers, especially boys, and it just might teach them a lesson as well as entertain them.
978-1592701315 32 pages Ages 4 to 8
Molly Weeks Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland USA