Cleo the Cat

Cleo the Cat

by Stella Blackstone, Caroline Mockford
     
 

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Frolic along with an inquisitive kitten who is in search of a friend— and a home. This simple rhyming text follows Cleo as she finds a young boy who offers her a bowl of milk and a warm lap.

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Frolic along with an inquisitive kitten who is in search of a friend— and a home. This simple rhyming text follows Cleo as she finds a young boy who offers her a bowl of milk and a warm lap.

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Little ones will love Cleo! She's an inquisitive orange cat searching for a friend -- and a home. As Cleo ventures through the garden and inside a house, she happily discovers everything she's been looking for. Featuring simple, rhyming text and bold, bright illustrations filled with visual clues, Cleo the Cat will captivate the youngest audiences.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mockford's (What's This?) brief rhyming text describes a lonely cat that finds a friend and a home. A seemingly continuous black line provides a bold outline for Cleo the cat's warm orange and red tones. The feline wakes in a field painted in thick, textured brushstrokes and bursting with gingham flowers. The dense spreads, filled with geometric shapes and patterns, carry the basic story line ("Cleo finds a house/ Cleo looks inside/ Cleo hears a noise!/ Cleo tries to hide"). A Teddy bear leans against a bicycle; a soccer ball rests in a doorway. The closing pages find Cleo asleep on the lap of a child who has fed the cat and clearly taken a fancy to it. Youngsters, too, will likely have a soft spot for Cleo. Ages 1-6. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Simple, bold illustrations and a short rhyming text characterize this endearing tale about a cat that finds a friend and a home. The spare text ("Cleo wakes/Cleo winks/Cleo yawns/Cleo blinks") follows the feline through her day. Glimpses of a tricycle and teddy bear in a front yard, red boots and a bear on a kitchen floor, and fingers poking through fur lead up to the happy ending, and prompt the question, "Does a child live in this house?" As in Mockford's What's This? (Barefoot, 2000), the bright acrylic illustrations have a childlike quality and create a visual environment that welcomes involvement and captures attention. The expansive, color-filled backgrounds and black outlines make it easy for small eyes to view the central action of each picture. A thoroughly charming read-aloud for the youngest listeners.-Patti Gonzales, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782850519
Publisher:
Barefoot Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,249,428
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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