Cleo Can Tie A Bow: A Rabbit and Fox Story by Sybrina Durant
Cleo can tie a bow. She learned what she knows from a rabbit and a fox. They can teach your child how to tie a bow, too. This fun picture book is intended to be a family bonding parent-child activity. It’s a great way to learn to tie shoe laces.
Targeted Age Group:: 3 to 10
Heat/Violence Level: Heat Level 1 – G Rated Clean Read
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am the author of the Learn To Tie With The Rabbit and the Fox series of picture books which teach kids to tie a knot in a neck tie or scarf. It took me years to come up with a how to tie a bow story. One morning I woke up and the story was there for me, ready to be written. I guess some things are just meant to be.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
There is an old mnemonic about tying a neck tie by following the moves of a fox chasing a rabbit through a forest. That is why I used those characters. In Cleo Can Tie A Bow, she remembers how to tie a bow by watching the animals interacting. In this story, the fox is not chasing the rabbit…she is a helpful forest creature.
Page 1 – Little Cleo loves bows.
Page 2 – Cleo wears her hair in a bow.
Page 3 – Cleo has a pretty bow sash on her dress.
Page 4 – Cleo even paints cute little bows on her nails.
Page 5 – All of Cleo’s shoes are tied with big bows, too.
Page 6 – Cleo really loves bows.
Page 7 – Her entire bedroom is filled with bows.
Page 8 – There are bows on the bed.
Page 9 – There are bows on the windows.
Ooh, look. . .butterflies!
Page 10 – Cleo loves butterflies.
They remind her of bows.
Page 11 – Cleo’s bedroom walls are decorated with hair bows and butterflies.
Page 12 – There are lots of different kinds of bows and Cleo loves them all.
Twisted Boutique Bow, Inside-out Bow, Pinwheel Bow, Side Loop Bow, Double Ruffle Bow
Page 13 – Cleo likes to tie her bunny’s ears into a bow. She calls this the “bunny ear bow.”
Page 14 – Here’s a story that helps her tie the “bunny ear bow” exactly the same way every time.
Page 15 – Once there was a bunny who had very, very long ears.
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