Ready to have some fun with a sweet story? Today, we deep dive into Cleo Can Tie a Bow by, Sybrina Durant! You will learn about the inspiration for the book right from the author, hear what I thought of the title and have a chance to win a great prize pack for yourself! Enjoy!!
Book Title: Cleo Can Tie a Bow: A Rabbit and Fox Story by Sybrina Durant
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Sybrina Publishing
Release date: Sept 27th, 2020
Content Rating: G for everyone.
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.
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”.
Sweet Lolita Japanese Fashion
By Sybrina Durant
While researching pictures of bows as inspiration to send to Pumudi, the illustrator for “Cleo Can Tie A Bow, I came across a bow crazy fashion phenomenon called Sweet Lolita. You may know of this amazingly popular Japanese clothing trend since it has been around since 2011.
The darling fashion graces its wearers with oh-so-sweet bows. Just look at this cutie.
I quickly learned that Japanese street fashion has ignited many strange trends amongst their youth and others around the world, including here in the USA for many, many years. The Sweet Lolita inspires and is inspired by romanticism, manga, antique lace, toys, tea parties, sweets, and even Alice in Wonderland.
There’s no doubt Sweet Lolita is a colorful journey through the magical world of Japanese fashion. The bow festooned look has evolved in Japan into a modern day fashion trend for young ladies looking for something different and cute.
The fashion originated in the 1970s and 80s when Japanese girls started to wear pastel colors, doll-like style clothing, big ribbons, bows and cute hair accessories. Every inch of their clothing and hair is decorated with lots and lots of bows along with an over-whelming amount of other super feminine items. The Sweet Lolita style is a subculture that captures the hearts of young and fashionable women in search of sugary sweet cuteness.
Seeing all of these fashion clothes with bows made me wonder what little Cleo would wear if she had the opportunity. I asked Pumudi to help me bring her Sweet Lolita look to life. Adorable. . .don’t you think? This little Cleo features bows, bows, bows with a side of surprise! It turns out imagination is the only limitation when styling this unique fashion!
Luckily for me, this bow-crazy style shows no indication of slowing down anytime in the near future. I say “lucky” because one of my methods for promoting and marketing Cleo Can Tie A Bow is through an online fashion bow store on my blog. There, you’ll find are many categories of Sweet Lolita fashion, from accessories to clothes, from fashion jewelry to shoes and handbags. I’m hoping bows will remain popular for a long time. The name of the store is The Girls Love Bows Gift Shop and it features hundreds of bow themed gifts including Sweet Lolita fashion items. Take a minute to browse around there. You might find the perfect gift for your favorite bow-crazy girl. https://sybrinapublishing.wordpress.com/girls-love-bows-gift-shop-glbgs-1/
I also have a unicorn store on my blog and this mind-boggling style inspired my latest unicorn meme, “My Unicorn Is Kinda Bow Crazy”. So, one of the prizes that I am giving away during this tour is a short sleeved tee shirt featuring this picture. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Cleo Can Tie a Bow is a sweet story and can help any parent struggling to teach their child to to tie their shoes. The step-by-step instructions offer a new way to look at this task that can be daunting for children.
I especially love the illustrations. The pictures really assist in bringing the story and how to tie a bow to life! I highly recommend this book!
I give this book 4 Sips
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