Leilong’s Too Long!
by Julia Liu, Bei Lynn (Illustrations)
Leilong works as the school bus for the children in the city, but he is just too big for the roads. His tail is so long that he knocks over houses, and gets tangled in telephone lines. He broke a bridge because he is too heavy. Finally there are too many complaints about accidents, and Leilong can’t give the children a ride to school anymore. The children comfort him, but he cries so much that his tears fill up the swimming pool. The children take the opportunity to slide down Leilong’s back into the water and play on his tail. Leilong finds a new job as a playground and pool slide for the children, and he is happier than ever!
This book is adorable! I loved that poor Leilong is trying so hard to be careful around the city. He tiptoes around, but he’s just too big. I really like the positive message that no matter what happens, you can always find a place where you belong and where your particular skills are valued.
The illustrations are so cute! Leilong is funny and sweet, and I liked the cute little children that clamber up and down his back. I like the crayon and pen art style, and all the little details in the background of each scene. Such a lovely book!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.