Author: Libby Gleeson Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Allen and Unwin
| ISBN 9781743315286
Themes: Family, pets, play
Years: Australian Curriculum: English, Years 1 and 2; HASS (History) Year 1; Mathematics Year 2; Science Year 1 (NSW Stage 1)
Codes: AC – Australian Curriculum: English, Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics; Science | EN – NSW syllabus for AC:; HT – History; MA – Mathematics
From the publishers synopsis: Cleo’s best friend is away, her parents are busy, and there's nothing to do but count raindrops — or tidy her room. Just when she thinks she'll never cheer up, Cleo has an idea. In the next story, Cleo longs for a pet but her mum and dad say no. Perhaps the answer is hidden somewhere unexpected. This book is a companion to The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present.
Unit writer: Helen Cozmescu