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“Leopardpox!” shouts Mama when her little girl becomes a frisky leopard cub. Now what? Mama and Sadie’s three brothers take Sadie to the doctor, who says, “I’m not a doctor for leopards.” Then they try the vet, who says, “If this is a leopard cub, it’s a healthy leopard, but if this is a little girl, then she is very ill.” The zoo would be happy to keep her, but no one likes the idea of leaving her behind. No, decides Mama, they’ll take care of her at home, where rest and kindness work wonders. Explosively funny, slightly retro-looking illustrations accompany the laugh-aloud text, which takes a sly dig at the medical establishment while affirming the power of comfort from Mama. And—who knew?—leopardpox may just be contagious!
Praise For Leopardpox!…
"Throughout, Hoffman's cartoonish, mixed-media art is both expressive and descriptive of the family's travails, and it infuses the book with humor."
"In this quirky tale, a mother's love proves to be the perfect cure."
—School Library Journal
Clarion Books, 9780544290013, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
About the Author
Orna Landau is the head of the translated fiction department at Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir Publishing and the author of three novels. Orna lives in Tel Aviv with her family. Leopardpox! is her first book for children.
Omer Hoffmann's diverse body of work includes award-winning illustrations for newspapers, posters, books, and comics. His art has been featured at a number of international exhibitions. Omer lives in Israel with his family.