by Lucy T. Geringer
Illustrated by Thomas Rodriguez
The sun is up. Cleo-cat-tra explores far from the house, then creeps near the house. She discovers her dish is full, then it is empty. Cleo-cat-tra runs upstairs, then runs downstairs. What could be more fun than learning along with Cleo-cat-tra as she enjoys her happy day in Cleo-Cat-tra’s Adventures in the Country – A Book of Opposites. Through her adventures, she shares the meaning of these words in this richly illustrated educational picture book. Each masterly drawn full color page is designed to help early readers take the first important steps toward reading. Entertaining, fun, and educational there are a total of 18 pairs of opposites in this cleverly illustrated picture book by Lucy T. Geringer.
Along with the story, the last few pages are dedicated to playful activities to review and enhance the reading experience.
It’s also a great book for children who do not know English. It is a book that can be enjoyed at home and in school anywhere.
About the Author
Lucy T. Geringer
Lucy T. Geringer, author and proprietor of Cleocat Books developed the company to introduce concepts in an interactive book format through her character Cleo-cat-tra. As a former elementary teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia, she has become a creator and innovator of early concept books, giving children a fun start with the Cleo-cat-tra Series of First Concept Booksfor early readers. Her mission has been to publish books with a purpose and heart, and to publish high quality books that educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of young readers. With her experience, knowledge and understanding of children, she knows the necessity for great illustrations She happily found the right artist for Rhymes and Times of Cleo-cat-tra.
Tom Rodriguez has spent his 30-year career as an illustrator and graphic designer. He is owner of TJR Designs in Phoenix, Arizona. Tom has illustrated several books, and hundreds of book covers over the course of his career. He also specializes in logo and advertising design, and frequently creates branding materials that range from brochures to large signage. Among TJR Designs’ clients are two pet therapy organizations. Tom would like to thank Lucy Geringer for the opportunity to collaborate on Cleo-cat-ra. He, his wife Julie, and son Michael share an appreciation for cats and a love for their own kitty, Stacey Cat.