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Cleo’s Color Book

Author: Stella Blackstone

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ISBN: 9781846860607

Publisher: Barefoot Books

Binding: Board Book

Year Distributed: 2009 - 2010

Availability: Past Books

Themes/Topics: Shapes, Colors

Book Acticity

When Cleo the cat goes out to play, she observes a variety of colors in the things around her.


Age Group 12 months

What’s Happening at this Age

  • Looking at pictures and begin to name familiar items like dog, cup, and baby
  • Answering questions about what they see in books
  • Recognizing the covers of favorite books
  • Beginning to recognize when a book is upside down

All of a sudden, your baby doesn’t seem like a baby anymore! This is an amazing time for your little one as they’re very aware of the world around them. Even though they’re not saying them yet, your baby is already learning words. A wonderful way to learn new words is by pointing out pictures in favorite books and talking about each thing on the page. They’re also learning about how books work so having them hand you a book can give you a chance to talk about how you hold it. Letting your baby turn the pages gives you an opportunity to praise their own efforts at handling a book.

Click here to see a full list of milestones for your 12-month-old as well as tips and activities for you and your baby!

Why did we select this book?

We chose this book for its blend of the simple story, the sweet character of Cleo the cat, the rhyming words, and the introduction to colors


Book Acticity
Related Activities

Colors are everywhere. Your child is learning about colors even if they are not able to say them yet. Point out colors wherever you are and relate them to the books you read. For example, you can tell your child, “There is an orange cat just like Cleo in the book,” or “There is a red car. Do you remember the red bicycle in your book?” Making connections like these help your child’s brain grow.


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