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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 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 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 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.