Book of the Week: Cloudette

Book of the Week, Children's

Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

Published: 2011 by Henry Holt and Company

Reasons why I liked this book, and chose it as Book of the Week:

This book is original. It’s the first book I’ve seen and read where all the characters are clouds.

Cloudette is small, petite, and loves being that way!

I really identified with Cloudette.

I love how this book shows the importance of accepting one’s self for who they are.

It shows how everyone and everything in this world is important, no matter it’s size.

The illustrations are great! They vary in shades of blue, and are simple yet fun. But the writing really carries Cloudette.

I love how Cloudette is proud of all the things she can do: sneak through tight spaces,  always find a good spot to watch fireworks,  and makes friends (big and small) easily.

This book really shows that it’s natural to get a case of the blues once in a while.

Cloudette realizes that even though she’s small, she can do big and important things.

Without a whole, boring science lesson, this book offers a brief lesson on the importance of clouds and all the things they do: help water plants, help rivers flow, and best of all, produce snow

I love Cloudette’s adventurous spirit, not to mention helpful and considerate.

The book shows what hard work and perseverance will get you.

I love how this book showed how nature works, and how everything in nature is dependent on something out. It shows that we all need a little help sometimes.