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Friday, 20 November 2015

Shout Out: The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet

The first book of Cleo Stories was published late last year (see review here) and went on to win the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. So, I'm thrilled that Cleo is back for another book!

In the first story, Cleo's best friend is away, her parents are busy and there's nothing to do but count raindrops, or tidy her room. Ugh! But then Cleo has an idea …

In the second story, Cleo longs for a pet but her mum and dad say no. Can Cleo come up with a solution that will make everyone happy?

Fingers crossed this isn't the last we see of the little girl with a big imagination!

Title: The Cleo Stories: A Friend and a Pet
Author: Libby Gleeson
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $16.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2015
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781743315286
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Fiction

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