Cleo Can Tie A Bow by Sybrina Durant #Review

Title:  Cleo Can Tie A Bow

Author: Sybrina Durant

Release Date:  September 24, 2020

Length:  40  pages

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Cleo loves bows. She wears her hair in a bow and decorates her room with bows. Cleo is bow crazy.


Learning to tie a bow is very difficult for some people but Cleo remembers how to do it from a cute story she once heard. It is about a little rabbit with very long ears and a very helpful fox who shows her what to do to keep them clean. This is the story of how Cleo learns to tie a “bunny ear” bow.


Exercises in manual dexterity build self-esteem in children. Knowing how to tie shoe-strings, scarves and more into a bow is a useful and rewarding skill.


“Teach a child a useful skill. Build confidence and self-esteem that lasts a lifetime.”

            **** My Review ****

Every parent wants the best for their children. Proximity and their need for parental care diminish over the years. This is why it is sometimes difficult to accept the independence of children, and many parents try to prolong the process so that instead of teaching the child to perform certain tasks, the parents try to do the tasks themselves. But is it good for the children?

The best thing a parent can do for their children, is to prepare them for the world as best as they can. Teaching them skills and forming their competences for life is something that every parent must pay great attention to. This process is not always easy and straightforward, and parents will encounter a lot of pebbles along the way. To facilitate our task as parents and educators, we need to rely on children’s literature and prompts, which are largely adapted to the mental and cognitive development of children.

Cleo Can Tie A Bow -A Rabbit And Fox Story by Sybrina Durant is a great selection of children’s literature, a picture book that will help children, especially girls to get acquainted with the term ribbon, to understand what a ribbon is, what is its purpose and most importantly, how to tie a ribbon themselves. Yes, we can always tie the shoe-strings, but what if we are not nearby?

The story of the little girl Cleo and her ribbons introduces children to the world of ribbons in a really informative, yet simple way, using simple language structures that the children can understand. The illustrations are very interesting and vivid which means that they can attract and keep the attention of the little ones. And the instructions at the very end, vividly and simply explained, are simply priceless.

The story of the bunny and the fox is an additional plus, which shows that the diversity of friends is not a problem but just a value. And the use of the fox as a positive character, essentially shows the children that appearanceс can deceive. They should not judge/trust someone based on appearances only.

All in all, a great story that will help you climb one ladder in the process of forming the independence of children, and will provide you with an opportunity, filled with interesting moments and quality time that is extremely important for both children and parents.

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