by Lucy T. Geringer and Savanna G. Kollock
Illustrated by Thomas Rodriguez
Cleo-cat-tra is curious about everything that moves. She gives a cat’s eye view of bugs that she and Mario, the mouse, find in their wonderful world of bugs. With full-color illustrations by Thomas Rodriguez, Cleocat approaches nature with joy, playfulness, curiosity, delight, and wonder.
She finds some of nature’s fascinating insects that are usually called bugs. She does not have to go far to find types of bugs hiding all around her. She looks, listens and crawls around bushes, in open fields, along a country road, through woods and by wild flowers. Filled with excitement, she discovers a dragonfly, a stink bug and many more. She even finds a creature that is not an insect.
Before reading the book, you can look at the picture glossary in the back of the book, and then discover them in the story with Cleo-cat-tra. This high quality read aloud picture book is an engaging way for children to learn about nature through Cleo-cat-tra’s discovery of insects. They are not hard to find. If you look you will see them crawling on the ground, resting on plants or flying through the air. In addition, the rich vocabulary challenges and enlarges children’s understanding of language.
So, sit down and discover Cleo-cat-tra’s Wonderful World of Bugs.
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.
Savanna G. Kollock
Savanna G. Kollock is the story author of Cleo-cat-tra’s Wonderful World of Bugs. Now sixteen years old, she lives with her parents in Arizona. She is also the granddaughter of the author of the other Cleocat books, Lucy T. Geringer. Savanna has been writing ever since she can remember. She came up with the story for Cleo-cat-tra’s Wonderful World of Bugs when she was eleven years old and put it away to be discovered years later. While she loves to read and write, she is a high-performing tennis player competing in regional and national tournaments around the country.
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.