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Little Cloud Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Carle, Eric
ISBN: 0698118308     ISBN-13: 9780698118300
Publisher: Puffin
    OUR PRICE: $5.40  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2001
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Annotation: Carle's new picture book tells the story of Little Cloud, who lags behind the other clouds as they drift across a bright blue sky. Little Cloud is too busy changing shapes, becoming a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. Full color. Consumable.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Clouds; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Nature & The Natural World
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL2001004522
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Picture Puffins
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 12.00" H x 9.00" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 108089
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q06931
Reading Level: 2.2   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The clouds drift across the bright blue sky -- all except one. Little Cloud trails behind. He is busy changing shapes to become a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. Eric Carle's trademark collages will make every reader want to run outside and discover their very own little cloud.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 1996)
Using white painted collages against the vivid blues of the sky, Carle tells the story of a little cloud that transforms itself into different shapes -- a sheep, an airplane, a shark, and a clown -- before rejoining the other clouds in the sky to make rain. A delightful invitation to a child's imagination. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 1996 #3)
Using white painted collages against the vivid blues of the sky, Eric Carle tells the story of a little cloud that transforms itself into different shapes - a sheep, an airplane, a shark, and a clown - before rejoining the other clouds in the sky to make rain. A delightful invitation to a child's imagination. h.b.z. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Magazine Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2001 March #1)
With shades of Charles G. Shaw's classic It Looked Like Spilt Milk, this tale introduces a cloud that changes itself into a handful of shapes (spreads feature a cloud plane, shark and trees against a blue background). Ages 2-6. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1996 April #4)
A minor addition to Carle's lengthy list of child-captivating titles, this lean tale introduces a cloud that changes itself into a handful of shapes. Calling upon memories of objects it has seen, Little Cloud becomes a plane, a shark, trees, a rabbit and a clown before rejoining its peers. At this point they do what clouds are apt to do when they get together: "Then all the clouds changed into one big cloud and rained!" Popping out from a textured background of rich turquoise, Carle's luminous collage art features broad, swirling strokes reminiscent of fingerpainting. As minimalist as the text, these images may well inspire kids to cast more creative glances at the sky. Although the conceit is imaginative, the execution lacks the inventiveness and extra sparkle of such Carle classics as the "Very" quartet. Ages 2-6. (Apr.) Copyright 1996 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1996 May)
PreS-Gr 1 A familiar story line involving the whimsical world of ever-changing shapes in the sky. Little Cloud drifts away from his wispy friends and entertains himself by changing into a variety of forms a lamb, an airplane, a shark, a clown, etc. before joining the others to form one big cloud that rains. Charles Shaw's It Looked Like Spilt Milk (HarperCollins, 1947) explores a similar theme. While the concept is not unique, the style is definitely Carle's own. His trademark painted cut-paper collages are eye-catching and appealing. Children will enjoy the simple text and the colorful illustrations. Kathy Mitchell, Gadsden Co. Public Library, Quincy, FL Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews