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Little Cloud by Carle

Little Cloud (original 1996; edition 1996)

by Carle, Carle (Illustrator)

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Title:Little Cloud
Other authors:Carle (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin Books (1996), Edition: 11th Printing, Hardcover
Collections:Picture Books
Tags:sky, clouds

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Little Cloud by Eric Carle (1996)



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I enjoyed this book, as I do most Eric Carle books. What I enjoyed about it is the illustrations. The illustrations highly contribute to the story , enhancing it. For example, little cloud always wants to be something else. It is a cowboy, a sheep and even an airplane at one point in the story. This emulates a realistic principle of people looking at clouds and stating what they look like. This is relatable and enjoyable for the reader to read about. Another reason I liked the book was for the point of view. Instead of being in the point of view of a person, it is in the view of little cloud himself. This adds perspective and depth when we picture little cloud becoming all of these things. The main message of the book is describing what we see when we look at clouds in the sky. ( )
  abeach5 | Mar 8, 2017 |
This book is about Little Cloud who shifts into different shapes. Little cloud then joins the rest of the clouds and form one big cloud to rain.
This is a good fantasy picture book because it elicits creativity and follows a cloud shifting into unrealistic shapes.
Media: Collages
Age range: Early Elementary ( )
  MadisonShawA | Mar 2, 2017 |
"Little Cloud" follows the life of - as you would guess - a little cloud. The cloud transforms into a number of different shapes until in the end, it rains. This book would be a great trade book to use when teaching the water cycle, even as young as kindergarten. The language in the book is very minimal and stripped down, so it would be extremely accessible to younger students and struggling readers. ( )
  ShelbyEllis | Nov 26, 2016 |
Shows how a cloud can turn into all different types of things. Very simple, very few words. Pretty artwork/illistration
  Jennamg123 | Oct 13, 2016 |
little cloud spends time close to the houses and turned into different shapes. eventually the little cloud goes back up with the bigger cloud and make rain.
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  TUCC | Sep 16, 2016 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0698118308, Paperback)

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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