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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The Biggest Nose


"In Caple's winsome book, children will meet Eleanor Elephant and easily empathize with her problem: she has the biggest nose in her school. Eleanor's attempts to be like everyone else are depicted in engaging watercolors which will enable children to share her realization that everyone has at least one attention drawing attribute."
-- School Library Journal

"Along with a satisfying story, Caple provides soft, silly water colors that will endear the book to young children. Using only minimal featuring--dots for eyes, lines for mouths--she manages to catch every nuance of expression on her characters faces."
-- Booklist

"Neatly told, Caple's droll and meaty story is illustrated in full-color pictures that children will smile at as they cheer spunky Eleanor."
-- Publishers Weekly

THE BIGGEST NOSE, Houghton Mifflin,1985
ISBN 978-0395479438