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Children's Fiction Baby Animals


by (author) Paola Opal

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2024
Baby Animals, Beginner, Cats
Recommended Age
0 to 3
Recommended Grade
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Jun 2024
    List Price

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It's nap time, but Cheera is having so much fun chasing butterflies. How will Cheera get some rest?

About the author

I am a Dutch-Canadian artist, author, and designer. I love creating stories that encourage inner resourcefulness, compassion, and self-empowerment. I have been a professional graphic designer for over 15 years, working on a wide range of projects from corporate marketing to themed attractions. I also illustrate and paint in a number of styles. My first book deal (for "One Little Bug") resulted from an art show at which some of my illustrations were noticed by the publisher Simply Read Books. Under the pen name Paola Opal, I illustrate and write the Simply Small series, published by Simply Read Books. Bold and bright, these board books feature baby animals that find clever ways to solve their not-so-small problems. The series has over 50, 000 books in print and two of the titles have been produced as apps.

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Excerpt: Cheera (by (author) Paola Opal)

Cheera runs and runs under the big yellow sun.

"It's time to rest," says Mommy.

"Okay." Cheers lays down to sleep, but....

....flitter-flutter. Look, a butterfly!

Run, run. Cheera chases it.

"Please. go to sleep," says Mommy. "Okay, okay"

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