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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"Four small booklets are included in a cover holder in this "Brand New Readers' series. They are designed for children who are just learning to read. Suggestions for teaching a child to read this type of book are given. In each small booklet, there is one sentence on each page. The main characters, Termite and Ostrich, do something a little different on each page, and this is shown in the illustration. For example, in "Termite Taps," the first sentence is: "Termite tap dances up the stairs." Then on the next page, the sentence is, "Termite tap dances down the stairs." The other booklets are titled, "Termite in the Canoe," "Termite Measures," and 'Termite Helps.'"
-- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE- Vicki Foote


"...When Ostrich writes with pencil, it's Termite who sharpens it by eating the wood until there is no pencil left. What an Ostrich to do? Get a pen. This is the wry humor in each of the four little tales that live up to the promise of making reading a success with the very first try..."
-- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award Winner.


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TERMITE TALES, Candlewick Press, Brand New Readers, 2007
ISBN 978-0-7636-3901-3 paperback
ISBN 978-0-7636-3896-2 hardcover


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