February 5, 2008 (hardcover)
Little Simon; Brdbk edition • Ills.
ISBN-10: 141691904X • ISBN-13:
Suggest ages for this book:
Uh-Oh, Calico! is the adorable follow
up to Hello, Calico.
In this story Calico is having rough day. She’s spilling
milk, accidentally trampling the flowers, and being a typical “clumsy” toddler.
She can’t help it! Is Mama mad? No! And when Calico almost
hurts herself, Mama shows how much she loves her kitten.
Incorporating rhyme, alliteration, repeating words and phrases,
and delightful illustrations by Bucket
Erdogan (who illustrated the charming Mouse’s First series)
this series was created specifically to catch and keep the attention
of babies and toddlers (no easy task).
such a fun series for me to write. I love writing
very simple, rhyming text. It can be challenging to craft a story
in rhyme with compelling characters, plot, and conclusion in
less than 200 words! But it’s one of the challenges I enjoy
the most. Calico is a character I love more and more as she continues
to evolve. The illustrator’s vision for this series is
cheerful, colorful, bright and bold—every thing that appeals
to the youngest children.
• Honors and reviews will get posted
as they come. Stay tuned.