About the Book
Cleo loves bows. She wears her hair in a bow and decorates her room with bows. Cleo is bow crazy. Learning to tie a bow is very difficult for some people but Cleo remembers how to do it from a cute story she once heard. It is about a little rabbit with very long ears and a very helpful fox who shows her what to do to keep them clean. This is the story of how Cleo learns to tie a “bunny ear” bow. Exercises in manual dexterity build self-esteem in children. Knowing how to tie shoe-strings, scarves and more into a bow is a useful and rewarding skill. “Teach a child a useful skill. Build confidence and self-esteem that lasts a lifetime.” Other books in the “Learn To Tie With The Rabbit and the Fox” series are the book with that name in English, Spanish and Tagalog plus “Nellie Knows How To Knot A Neck Scarf” and “Ned Knows How To Knot A Neck Tie.
In My Opinion
In Cleo Can Tie a Bow, Sybrina Durant gives little readers more than a book. She gives them a life lesson—how to tie a bow (or shoelaces).
With its bright and colorful illustrations and short, easy to read sentences on each page, parents can practice searching and counting Cleo’s bows (the girl does like her bows). They can also follow along with the fox and the rabbit as they encourage Cleo and little readers to follow along as they demonstrate how to tie a bow.
While this book will appeal mostly to little girls—the color schemes and Cleo herself lean toward girlish—but both boys and girls can learn from the story as it introduces a creative and entertaining way to teach children something they will use for the rest of their lives.
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