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 Purse


Horn Book Magazine
"Katie loves the 'clinkity' sound made by her coins rattling in an old Band-Aid box, until her sister tells her that keeping money in a box is for babies. Investing all her money in a purse gives her pleasure, but she misses the rich sound her coins used to make. The humorous watercolor illustrations are full of the activity and homey details. Katie is an admirable character in her determination to work out problems in a realistic fashion."

School Library Journal
"A pleasant introduction to the idea of creative problem solving."

Chicago Tribune
"Remember that sound? The clinky clank of a few pennies and nickels that sounded like a fortune inside a box of aluminum or tin? The sound, all $2.30 of it, makes Katie feel like she is rich. But big sister Marcia lets her know in no uncertain terms that keeping money in boxes is for babies. What Katie needs is a purse! Katie spends her money, all of it, and is delighted with her bright yellow purse. Delighted, that is, until she discovers that she has no money to put inside of it and even when she earns some, it just doesn`t sound the same. There are a couple of morals to be found in this story, and children will enjoy finding out how Katie ultimately finds a solution that makes her smile." - - Bonita Brodt | November 09, 1986
THE PURSE, Houghton Mifflin, 1986

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