Cleo Can Tie a Bow: A Rabbit and Fox Story by Sybrina Durant ~ Book Review

April 18, 2021



Author: Sybrina Durant
Genre: Children's Activity Book
Publisher: Independent
Release Date: September 25, 2020

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.”


This book was super cute! I don't know about you but one of the toughest things to teach a kid is how to tie their shoes. The way you were taught may not work for the way your kids learn. I know that has been my experience with my own children. They also don't learn the same way. My younger kiddos enjoyed this book a lot. They thought the fox was a bit scary in its drawing but then they realized the fox was just trying to help. We are still working on our shoe tying skills but this book is definitely a good starter to get them motivated. 

If you need a book to help your kiddo tie their shoes then I definitely recommend you grab this one. Not only would it be good for personal home use but I can see a teacher also reading this for their preschool/kindergarten class and motivating kids to learn how to do this skill. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Great tool to learn something new. My kids enjoyed the story!

I received a copy of this book through Just Read. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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I am the author of many different types of books. Some are technical and others are fanciful. Illustrated books are my favorite. I believe that you can capture a reader’s attention with a good story but amazing artwork will reel them in and keep them riveted.

I've got a new Rabbit and Fox story. This one is Cleo Can Tie A Bow! Make sure to put it on your bookshelf so that you you'll have it handy when you know someone who wants to learn to tie a bow.

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I've also written a companion book for little children called "Unicorns From Unimaise - The Magical Metal-Horn Tribe."

I also believe if you teach a child with a story and pictures, they will remember it forever. With that in mind, I wrote the "Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit and The Fox" series of instructional books for boys and girls.

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