Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Cleo and Caspar

Cleo and Caspar

Caroline Mockford
Picture Book  Series
For ages 2 to 4
Barefoot Books, 2001   ISBN: 1841484407

One day Cleo wakes up and she runs downstairs. Something or someone is making a noise, and like all cats, she is curious and wants to know what is going on. When Cleo looks around a door, she sees a most extraordinary thing. There is a small brown and white dog in the house. In her house!

Cleo’s person introduces Cleo to Caspar, and Cleo gives the little dog a sniff. Unfortunately, this prompts the dog to bark, which makes Cleo hiss with anger. Then Cleo runs away and she hides in a tree. What is she going to do?

Getting used to change is never easy, particularly if you are not very big. This picture book, with its sweet acrylic illustrations and its simple rhyming text, explores how one little cat deals with a big change.

This is one in a series of books about Cleo the cat.