Picture Book Puzzler: Clouds

August 15th, 2011 by Eliza Eliza

Take a moment to look out the window. Look up at the sky. What’s the weather like today? Is it clear? Cloudy? What kind of clouds do you see? There’s always something relaxing about taking a few moments to stare up at the sky and try to identify the shapes you see in the clouds. Is it a rabbit? A clown? A sailboat being swallowed by a narwhal? The possibilities are endless.

Many picture books capture that joyful imagination of cloud-gazing. In some books, the clouds may play a prominent role or be the main character, others provide important mood and scenery to an illustration. Here are ten different illustrator’s interpretations of clouds. Can you name each illustrator or book? Put your guesses in the comments below and I’ll be back on Friday with the answers. Good luck!











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One Response to “Picture Book Puzzler: Clouds”

  1. Eliza says:

    How did you do? Here are the answers:
    1. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon
    2. The Blue Cloud by Tomi Ungerer
    3. The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola
    4. Little Cloud by Eric Carle
    5. It Looked Like Spilled Milk by Charles G. Shaw
    6. Hot Air by Marjorie Priceman
    7. Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld
    8. All The World by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
    9. The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller
    10. Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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