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Little Cloud by Eric Carle

Little Cloud (1996)

by Eric Carle

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This book is a trade board book. It is a book about a little cloud and his adventures after he gets separated from the other clouds. He forms into different objects or animals. For example the cloud changes into a sheep then an airplane and throughout different things. The illustrations of this book are super simple. They are painted pictures with only two colors. Blue and white. A teacher could use this book when they talk about cloud formations or talk about the weather even. ( )
  gtaft4 | Oct 1, 2015 |
This book is about a cloud that stay behind while the others move along. He is too busy to go with the other clouds because he is changing shapes to become a fluffy sheep, a zooming airplane, and even a clown with a funny hat. ( )
  ccampeaux | Apr 22, 2015 |
This is a very enjoyable book. I liked the illustrations which made it more engaging. The pictures seemed to be sponge painted which made it look like they had texture. This brought the picture to life. I also liked the descriptive language the author used. For example, "Clouds pushed upwards, little cloud pushed downwards." The words "upward" and "downward" are great descriptive words for children to be learning. Lastly, I enjoyed the plot. It was very entertaining to try and guess what little cloud would turn into next. For example after little cloud turned into an airplane it was exciting to see how he turned into a silly clown. Since the plot was simple it was easy to enjoy. The main message of the book is to show children that they can be anything they want just like little cloud. ( )
  bmalon6 | Feb 8, 2015 |
Summary: The story starts off with a little cloud moving away from the other clouds and moving close to the treetops. The cloud changes into different shapes including a sheep, rabbit, airplane and clown just to name a few. The cloud sees all of those things so that's how he knows what they look like. Then the other clouds called for him so he drifted back to them then all of a sudden they formed one big cloud and it began to rain.

Personal review: This story is more appropriate for the younger children. I think this book is very innocent and sweet. I like the end where the other clouds needed the little cloud in order for it to rain. It shows no matter how small you are, you're still important.

Class extensions: 1. The kids could create their own shapes using the Eric Carle art.
2. The teacher could teach the kids that the small things do matter and show examples of other things that need the small things in order to operate. ( )
  KendraGayle | Jan 25, 2014 |
Genre: Easy
Keywords: Clouds, Rain, individuality
Audience: K-3
This is a great book where a little cloud floats away from the rest of the clouds to have some adventures of his own! After expressing his individuality he goes back to his family to do his duty as all clouds do : Create rain showers! This book can be used as part of a science lesson as well. ( )
  ShantiR | Jan 17, 2014 |
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The clouds drifted slowly across the sky.
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A very simple fiction book, Carle does a great job of kick starting the imagination of children. The possibilities of what a cloud can be is endless. Little Cloud could be a great way to get students thinking about clouds and wanting to observe them. The book follows a little clouds as it drifts away from other clouds, closer to the ground. Little Cloud turns into many shapes and objects as he drifts. The book ends with all the clouds coming together and raining. Asking students to look at the clouds for homework and draw at least one could begin a project of writing, science, and/or art.
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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.

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A little cloud becomes all sorts of things--sheep, an airplane, trees, a hat--before joining other clouds and raining. 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.… (more)

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