Publishers WeeklyCleo on the Move by Stella Blackstone, illus. by Caroline Mockford, chronicles the titular feline's relocation; the author's comforting words and the artist's signature artwork in warm tones will assuage anxieties of youngsters facing the same situation. (July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
When Cleo comes downstairs one morning, she finds boxes everywhere. Soon she and her puppy friend Caspar learn they are moving to a new home, and a new life.
School Library JournalK-Gr 2-It's moving day and Cleo opens one eye and yawns. The orange-striped cat, Caspar the dog, and their family are moving to another house nearby. Not only does their new home have a big yard with lots to see and smell, but it even has a tree house. The bold, acrylic illustrations have an underlying red tone that adds a level of texture and depth to the paintings. This warm, loosely rhyming story features large print and minimal text on full-bleed pages, and presents moving in a safe and comforting light. It could be used to ease anxiety about the experience or as a short read-aloud.-Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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- 10.06(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 7 Years
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