The Cleo Stories

rsz_the_cleo_stories_4in_300The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and The Present

By Libby Gleeson
Illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Allen & Unwin
Hardback $22

These stories are perfect for little girls beginning to read, with their warm setting and the sweetly individual Cleo and her everyday problems. Cleo desperately wants a pretty necklace like her friends, but her parents say that would need to be a birthday gift. Cleo creates her own solution, and then comes up with a very original gift for her mother. Ages 5 to 7-years.