Friday, April 9, 2021

Cleo Can Tie A Bow ~ Book Blog Tour Review & Giveaway

By Sybrina Durant

Book Details:
Genre: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Category: Children's Picture Book
Pages: 38 pages
Publisher: Sybrina Publishing
Release date: Sept 27th, 2020
Content Rating: G for everyone.



Book Description:

Cleo can tie a bow. She learned from a rabbit and a fox. They can help you learn to tie one, too. Great parent-child activity for learning to tie a bow with any ribbon or string - including shoe laces.

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Book Review:

HALL WAYS BLOG: BOOK REVIEW: First, beware the book trailer for Cleo Can Tie A Bow because you will not be able to get the little jingle out of your head. But, the book trailer does give you a delightful peek into the equally delightful book that author Sybrina Durant has written to help kids learn to tie bows.

The illustrations in Cleo Can Tie A Bow are top-notch, and I will look for other media illustrated by Pumudi Gardiyawasam. From the pink-o-rama of Cleo’s bedroom and world to the lush greens of the outdoors, the artwork is eye-catching and will completely immerse readers in the story. The wide, expressive eyes of all the characters will also draw-in readers and help establish a connection. The color palettes (there are really two sets since there is a story within the story) and the skillful artistry are sure to make the book a hit with readers young and old. Make sure those grubby hands are washed before reading because kids will want to touch the richly-drawn pages.

Author Sybrina Durant begins the book with a direct message to the parents, and she ends the book with a direct message to the readers. These bookends underscore that the book shines best when an adult and child read it together. I can imagine the giggles and hilarity of going through the steps to tie your own bows, either by following Cleo’s model or that of the rabbit and the fox, but that lesson is just one aspect of the book. The format lends itself to all kinds of learning opportunities across several subjects beyond tactile skills. Kids could count the bows or butterflies, or they could compare the shapes, but also there are discussions that could take place about kindness, helpfulness, and even obsession. (But truly, can you ever have too many bows?)

The school librarian in me gives high marks to a book that would be fabulous to have on the shelves to share with young readers, and the Mimi in me can’t wait to snuggle with my granddaughter and read Cleo Can Tie A Bow together. (I will have to stay on my toes since she currently likes to lick all her books!)

Thank you to the author and iRead Book Tours for giving me a gorgeous print copy in exchange for my honest opinion – the only kind I give.



Meet the Author:

I've been writing creative and technical works for years. Many of my songs are on YouTube and iTunes. Two of my books are available as eBooks online. They are Learn To Tie A Tie with the Rabbit and the Fox" and Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Enter the Giveaway:   

ONE WINNER: softcover copy of CLEO CAN TIE A BOW + t-shirt
+$25 Amazon Gift Card
(USA only; ends April 26, 2021)

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Tour Schedule:

Apr 6 -
 Laura's Interests – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Apr 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Apr 7 - Rockin' Book Tours – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 7 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 - Cover Lover Book Review - book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 9 – Hall Ways Blog – book review / giveaway
Apr 9 - Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 12 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 12 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Apr 12 – Kam's Place – book review
Apr 13 – Chit Chat with Charity – book review / author interview
Apr 13 - The Bespectacled Mother – book review
Apr 14 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 14 - The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Apr 15 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Apr 15 - The Book Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 16 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 16 - icefairy's Treasure Chest - book review / giveaway
Apr 19 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 19 - Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway



  1. Oh wow! What a wonderfully thought out review. Thank you so much for sharing Cleo Can Tie A Bow with your readers. I really appreciate it. :)

    1. Truly a pleasure to read and review your fun book. Can't wait to share it with Amelia.