Born: Established: 1975 Edinburgh,
'Friendship is like a train journey.
'There are happy moments, boring moments and exciting moments.
'There is anger and loneliness, and there is forgiveness,
and the thread of friendship runs through everything,
like rail tracks through the courntryside.' (Publication summary)
'In this delightful companion to The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present, Cleo comes up with ingenious ways to make a new friend and find a pet.
'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.
'Two more endearing stories about Cleo, the little girl with a big imagination who always finds a way to have fun, from the creators of The Cleo Stories: The Necklace and the Present.' (Publication summary)
'Perfect captures the simplicity, spontaneity and freedom of an idyllic childhood, while Freya Blackwood's paintings of the three children roaming a rolling beach side idyll capture the light - and even the smell and feel - of a perfect summer day.' (Publication summary)