Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Ever wonder what would happen if the clouds fell from the sky?
You've all had that sick-to-your stomach feeling when something big is about to take place, like a birthday party, and disaster strikes. That's exactly what happens in Carla's Cloud Catastrophe by Beth Bence Reinke.
Disaster strikes two hours before Carla's birthday party. Clouds are scattered on the ground like giant cotton balls! Papa says "The weather lady said a tornado knocked the clouds loose." But how can this be? Carla dubs it a cloud catastrophe. The playground swings and slides look like they're holding scoops of mashed potatoes, and at the duck pond, cloud globs float in the muddy water, like marshmallows in cocoa. Cleaning up the clouds is too big a job and there's nowhere to put them, but Carla has an idea and knows exactly where the clouds belong.
This is such a fun read, one sure to get every young reader wondering what it would be like if the clouds fell from the sky. And for anyone whose party might face a weather disaster of its own, this is just the book to set your little one's nerves at ease by reminding her that most disasters can be averted. Take it from Carla who makes it home just in time for her party and coconut cloud cake, of course!
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Publisher: 4RV Publishing (June 2011)
8 1/2" x 8 1/2" softcover
Source of review copy: Author
Click to pre-order from 4RV Publishing's online catalog.
(Carla's Cloud Catastrophe is on page 4 of the children's books)