By: Michel-yves Schmitt
Illustrated by: Vincent Caut
Publisher: Graphic Universe
Publication Date: August 2013
Reviewed by: Deb Fowler
Review Date: December 2013
Celine opened the door to the cold and snowy outside when Leo was yelling to her. Where was that kid? “SPLAT,” went a snowball right into her face. Celine sure didn’t see that one coming because her pesky brother Leopold could make himself invisible. She was some mad because if he wanted to, Leo had “a superpower that he could save the world with,” but no, he just wanted to splat her in the face with snowballs. He piled them up and declared that he was the “King of Snow” and was on the attack, but Celine told him a little white lie that he fell for.
Leo ran inside to check out the “thousand snowballs” she saved up in the tub. Not. Celine was really getting tired of all his stupid invisible tricks and wanted a truce. Of course with Leo, nothing like that was ever going to happen and soon he was up to his old tricks. “SPLAT!” Instead of shooting snowballs at her, he kicked some snow in her face. Leo laughed and exclaimed, “There you go. A snow-Celine.” That’s not all that was going on with her because she began to sneeze and soon had to head to bed with a 102° fever. If Celine was sick, her pesky brother Leo couldn’t bother her, or could he?
This is a humorous story of Celine and her little “invisible” brother, Leopold. This is the second in a series of serialized graphic novels aimed toward the younger reader, including the reluctant one. This is a more progressive graphic novel with potty humor, something that some parents do not appreciate. For example, when Celine is giving a school report in front of her class, the invisible Leopold ends her report by yelling “POOP!” The panels are bright, uncluttered, and lively. Leopold is definitely a mischievous sibling who adores torturing his sister. If you have a youngster who enjoys jokes and loves being silly, this may be one to add to your list!
Quill says: If you have a youngster who loves their reading on the zany side, they'll definitely love Leopold!