The Cloud

Publisher: Child's Play

Everyone loves art class; everyone except the little girl who sits alone and draws nothing, a black cloud glowering above her. Only one other girl dares approach to offer friendship - maybe they can draw something together? At first her approaches are rebuffed, but eventually she elicits a smile; drawing together looks like fun. Soon everyone joins in 'and the cloud is gone. Well, sort of!'

This picture book delights in the act of making pictures - from the front to the back cover, there are pens, pencils and paintbrushes squiggling and revelling in line and colour. And it’s also a story about drawing, and its power to communicate feelings and emotions.  

Visually inventive, colourfully bold yet emotionally subtle, this is a clever, playful picture book. 

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