Leonardo and Sam: The Terrible Monster and Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World, Respectively

The Kennedy Center
Graphic by Manual Cinema, Characters © Mo Willems

Emmy Award®–winning company, Manual Cinema tells Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems’ tale of a not-so-scary monster. 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.

Most enjoyed by ages 5+.
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