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 Coolest Place in Town

It was the hottest day the whole summer, complained Hank and his brother, Zoey. They were practically melting! When they found an old wading pool in the basement they thought they had it made.

That is, until their big sister arrived. The teasing, bullying Dory managed to trick them out of their comfortable spot. They vowed they'd get their pool back it was the last thing they did. But how?

Dori, Hank, and Zoey - three delightfully rambunctious siblings - are side splittingly funny as they squabble for the coolest place in town.

Review from School Library Journal
"...Caple has real insight into the typical behavior of the young, and unfailingly enhances her themes with empathy spiced with wry humor. The story line progresses smoothly from problem to solution through a clear, simple text, leaving readers grinning in triumph. The watercolor, cartoon-style pictures, full of mood and motion, are well executed in pleasing colors. They complement the engaging text, providing that irresistible combination necessary for bringing books and young children together."

Review from the Los Angeles Times
"...Kathy Caple, it is abundantly clear, knows kids. She knows how they feel, how they act, and what motivates them... "The Coolest Place in Town" may well be Caple's best effort yet: It's tightly plotted, filled with dramatic tension and completely hilarious. The pictures, with their warm green, blue and yellow tones, extend perfectly the humor of the story. At a time when booksellers' shelves are laden with so many retellings of familiar classics, this story stands out for its engaging, original charm."

Review from Publishers Weekly --
"Caple's snappy dialogue, her simple but clever plot, and her winsome hippo characters have the direct childlike appeal of Marc Brown's Arthur books and James Marshall's George and Martha."