Cleo and Caspar

by Stella Blackstone and Caroline Mockford

Making new friends can be hard, especially for a cat confronted by a canine newcomer... read more

Making new friends can be hard, especially for a cat confronted by a canine newcomer to the household. At first Cleo is alarmed by Caspar’s barking and runs to hide on a tree branch, but she soon overcomes her fear and the two creatures become playmates. A spare text (“Cleo runs downstairs. / Cleo hears a sound. / Someone new is in the house! / Cleo looks around.”) and striking, boldly-outlined acrylic illustrations combine in an appealing look at new experiences for young children. (Ages 18 months – 3 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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