Friday, December 05, 2008

Uh-oh Cleo by Jessica Harper, illustrated by Jon Berkeley

This is the story of Cleo's "Stitches Saturday," a day Cleo will not soon forget.

The day starts out normal, her family is eating breakfast, then her and her twin brother go to play in their room. When they decide to play Monopoly (as they do each Saturday), there is a little complication.

What I Thought:
A very cute book! Cleo is one of six kids, which I find fascinating, but most of this story revolves around Cleo and her twin brother.

I think this is a great story for kids who have had stitches, or known someone who had. It is not gory, and Cleo is the shining example of being brave. Mom makes up a lot of silly songs to help Cleo get through the ordeal with a positive attitude, which are just adorable!

A great book for young readers, probably in the 2nd-4th grades. A few black and white illustrations are scattered through the book.

A second book with this family is set to release in January 2009, Uh-oh, Cleo: Underpants on My Head by the same duo.

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Uh-oh Cleo by Jessica Harper, illustrated by Jon Berkeley

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