Written and illustrated by Ed Baker
Centro Books200 E. 90th St ., New York, NY 10128
Reviewed by Terry South for Bookpleasures
The Story of Kitten Cuckoo, written and illustrated by Ed Baker is an endearing picture book with cartoonish characters that are simple yet adorable.
The story is for children of all ages, teaching children the concept of friendship. Ed Baker has developed a loosely rhyming poem to enrich this tale of an unlikely friendship. Kitten Cuckoo and a baby elephant named Paquile E. Derm are best friends, despite their obvious differences. The animals at the zoo would stare, giggle and make fun of the unlikely pair.
Paquile escapes from the zoo with Cuckoo and ends up being captured and sent to Africa. Cuckoo returns home to find Harrison Cruz has moved; now homeless he decides to do what any friend would do, travel to Africa to find his best friend. In the end he finds not only Paquile but Harrison Cruz too.
The story delivers the perfect idea of true friendship and will engage young children while teaching them not to give up on friendships formed.
You will find games, wall paper, art and other goodies located on their website at http://www.kittencuckoo.com/
The game located on their website is addicting to both children and adults alike.