“The Wonderful Book” Children’s Book Review

By Shannon Gosney
In Book Review
January 8, 2011
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I love Scholastic and was excited to receive a copy of The Wonderful Book.  The Wonderful Book was written by Leonid Gore and can be purchased online and in stores, retailing for $16.99.


Deep in the woods, a rabbit finds a wonderful object that serves as a cozy red tent for rabbit, until a bear comes along and uses the mysterious object as a hat!  One by one, different animals – including a fox, some mice, and even a worm – find the strange object and transform it into whatever they need it to be.  But when a little boy recognizes it as a book, all the animals gather around to share the most amazing story inside!

This is a heartwarming and delightful romp that is sure to become a classic for young book lovers everywhere.


Leonid Gore was born in Minsk, in the former Soviet Union.  Since immigrating to the United States, he has illustrated and written many acclaimed children’s books, which could also be used as tables, houses, hats, or lunch by a variety of woodland animals, including When I Grow Up (Scholastic Press, 2009).  His artwork has also been showcased at the prestigious Society of illustrators in New York.  Leonid lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter and their new kitten, who also enjoys books.

The Wonderful Book
Written and illustrated by Leonid Gore
Scholastic Press, November 2010
Ages 3-6
ISBN:  978-0-545-08598-4


My boys enjoyed this book and I enjoyed reading it to them.  The different ways the animals used the book were fun and we looked forward to the next animal and how he or she used the book!  I would love to check out other books by Leonid Gore.  Thanks to Scholastic for this book review!

I received a copy of “The Wonderful Book” from Scholastic and Leonid Gore to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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