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 funny stories featuring a termite who eats his friends houses; bounces on a trampoline; makes a piece of sculpture; and helps an ostrich to fly. These are like short comic strips with enough action in the images to tell the story. The text is repetitive and one line long per page, so it's a happy magic key to sight reading from the Brand New Readers. First grade. Age: Early School Years."
-- Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2006


"Termite is a funny little fellow who eats, bounces, bites, and flies his way into trouble in a set of four books packaged together. With almost slapstick humor, the author/​illustrator creates stories that can be easily read by looking at the illustrations.... Young children will enjoy finding out what scrapes Termite gets into next."
2005, Candlewick, Ages 4 to 8.
--Diane Carver Sekeres, Ph.D.-CHILDREN'S LITERATURE



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TERMITE TROUBLE, Candlewick Press, Brand New Readers Series, 2005
ISBN 978-0763625733