Hello, Calico!

Hello, Calico!
Sept. 11, 2007 (hardcover)
Little Simon; Brdbk editionIlls. by Buket Erdogan
ISBN-10: 1416913564 • ISBN-13: 978-1416913566

Suggest ages for this book:
Baby - preschool


Fluffy, Puffy, itt-bitty,
furry, purry baby kitty.
Yawning in the morning light,
stretching off the dreams of the night.


Hello, Calico!Calico is such a fun series for me to write. I love writing very simple, rhyming text. It can be challenging to craft a story in rhyme with compelling characters, plot, and conclusion in less than 200 words! But it’s one of the challenges I enjoy the most. Calico is a character I love more and more as she continues to evolve. The illustrator’s vision for this series is perfect—it’s cheerful, colorful, bright and bold—every thing that appeals to the youngest children. 

Cat Fancier’s Association has taken a “fancy” to Calico as well! From August to September 30, 2007 they sponsored a Cutest Cat and Kid digital photo contest and I got to be one of the photo judges! There was one grand prize, 4 second place prizes, and 15 third place prizes. Prizes included various books about cats (including a signed copy of Hello, Calico!), Pet Smart gift cards, and various CFA branded toys and products. For updates and info see kids.cfa.org/


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"This is an enchanting board book that will appeal to babies and their grown-ups. The illustrations are perfect for this age group, and this sturdy book begs to be read over and over again."

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