Letters to Leo

Letters to Leo

Through letters to her newly acquired dog Leo, the reader gets drawn into Annie’s fourth grade world. Young readers will relate to Annie’s feelings about everything from disastrous bike riding with her dad to jealousy about classmates. Readers will be reluctant to leave Annie’s world and will be eager for another book of letters to Leo.

Recommended by: Jenny Newstead, School Librarian, Mt. Holly Elementary, Rock Hill, SC USA


Annie is the kind of girl you wished sat next to you in math class.   She's a fourth grader whose best friend has to move, who is facing a boy who drives her crazy, and who luckily has a great dog named Leo. Life has already handed Annie a few rough times  but she's the  cheerful kind of girl who thinks things through, has questions, and needs someone to offer her some answers. She starts to write letters to her dog, Leo and puts her questions on paper.  How do you handle a boy who drives you crazy?  What do you do when your best friend has to move?  Thank goodness Leo is there to hear it all!

 A combination of the day-to-day challenges in the life of a bright fourth grader added to fun and friendship.  

160 pages Ages 7-10

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