32 pages, 12.25 × 9.4 × 0.38 in
April 16, 1996
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399230343
ISBN - 13: 9780399230349
From the Publisher
At last! Here's a brand-new board book edition of an Eric Carle picture book that's a favorite with littlest cloud gazers everywhere! Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. When all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes to become a sheep, an airplane, a shark and a funny clown. It's all lots of fun, but so is playing with friends. So this time, Little Cloud joins the crowd, gathering with his pals into one giant cloud. And then they rain! In Little Cloud, Eric Carle celebrates the possibilities of imagination with textured collages of sky-blue and white in a story that will encourage the youngest child to read clouds. Eric Carle lives in Northampton and Charlemont, MA.
About the Author
Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote.Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Kunste, in Stuttgart. But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in 1952, with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times. Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years.One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written. Martin's eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the result of their collaboration. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle's true caree
From Our Editors
Every child loves to spend hours staring at the sky, picturing images in the clouds. Now, Eric Carle celebrates this pastime in a playful story told from a cloud's point of view. Through striking collage art and a simple text, Carle tells the tale of Little Cloud as he discovers all the wonderful shapes he can change into: a sheep, an airplane, and more
"Carle's luminous collage art features broad, swirling strokes reminiscent of finger painting. As minimalist as the text, these images may well inspire kids to cast more creative glances at the sky." --Publishers Weekly
"Simplicity itself....A perfect story-hour choice [that] segues nicely into a trip outside to look at the sky." --Booklist
A great book to read to pre-schoolers on a rainy day. It's about daydreaming and using your imagination. Who hasn't looked up at clouds and imagined they were sheep, rabbits or even clowns like in this book? The story involves a small cloud who drifts away from the rest of the clouds but, as Carle writes, "... in the end, with some coaxing, Little Cloud does what clouds are supposed to do" and joins the group. After I've done an announcement for storytime, my co-workers ask me if I read anything otherthan Little Cloud!