Kathy Caple Author and Illustrator

Picturebook/Easy Readers
During a visit to the zoo, Pop and Sam grow tired but while they are napping not only does the zoo close for the day but the animals come out to play -- with Pop's cell phone.
Duck and Rat's bookstore is busy as Christmas approaches and everyone buys gifts and celebrates.
Easy Readers
Duck and Rat work hard helping their customers at Duck & Company Bookstore.
Blanche and Otis are sheep who enjoy each other's friendship from autumn through spring.
Picture Books
Having the biggest nose school is no joke, especially when everyone wants to measure it.
Worm tries to earn money in order to buy a paint set that will help him enter an art contest.
On the wintry day when her drama club has a mishap on the way to see a play in the city, Hillary is glad she has bundled up her warmest snow gear.
Hillary lets her true self shine in an audition.
After spending her money on a purse, Katie is now faced with the problem of getting some money to put into it.
Arnold and his sister Rose give two bullying classmates a taste of their own medicine when Arnold decides he doesn't have to be a wimp anymore.
When Hank and Zoey's sister Dory kick them out of their wading pool on a hot summer day, two boys find a way to get even.
Brand New Readers
Whether writing, measuring, tap-dancing, or canoeing, favorite character Termite finds new ways to get into trouble!
Four little stories about Termite and his pal Ostrich.
There's a lot more to this Worm than meets the eye, in these four tiny episodes.
This is no ordinary Worm! His limitations never stop him.

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School Visits


Over the years, I have visited a number of schools and libraries in the Boston area to talk about the writing and illustrating process and how a book is made. I also offer workshops for kids on creating their own characters and stories.

PRESENTATIONS OFFERED

A Night at the Zoo
In a slide presentation I will share the pictures and story of my new book, "A Night at the Zoo," as well as the creative process from the first glimmer of an idea to thumbnail sketches and rough dummies to final art and the finished book. This program is suitable for large groups and can be geared to children from kindergarten to grade three.

This program may also be geared to adults who are interested in children's literature, especially beginning readers and picture books. I will cover some history of beginning readers and talk about my experience writing and illustrating several different kinds of beginning readers as well as picture books including the creative process involved in working for publication.

Story Objects, the Story behind "The Purse" and other books
Pulling photos and objects from an oversize purse, I will explain how they relate to stories I wrote and illustrated. The presentation will include what inspired the story, as well as sketches, dummies, paint brushes, pens and discoveries I made along the way.
This is best suited for smaller groups.

Creative Journaling and Duck & Company
Using a slide show I will demonstrate how rough doodles and words from pages in my journal became part of "Duck & Company," and "Duck & Company Christmas."
The group will come away with tips on how creative journaling can become a springboard for writing and illustrating stories. Students will find more enjoyment in their own creative process.

Make Your Own BRAND NEW READER
The focus of this presentation is on doing words and pictures in sequence. Using samples from "Well Done, Worm!" and "Wow, It's Worm!" children will learn about the creative process involved. Then as a group we will create a new sequence. If time allows children can then work on individual characters and sequences of their own.


You may also request a presentation for any of my titles and I will try to adapt.


If you would like to book a visit and want to know about my rates and availability go to "Contact" in the menu bar above and send an e-mail.

I look forward to hearing from you.