Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld

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Sometimes being small can have its advantages. If you're a little cloud like Cloudette, people call you cute nicknames, and you can always find a good spot to watch the fireworks. But what about when you want to do something big, like help a giant garden grow, or make a brook babble?

This charming book gets at the heart of what it means to make a difference no matter your size. Young children will find much to relate to in Cloudette as they follow her on her pursuit for greatness.

"Her [Cloudette] tale raises questions relevant to little children: Is there anything good about being small? Will I ever be as good as the big kids? What do clouds do anyway? They'll like the answers." --The New York Times Book Review

"Cloudette gives a sky-high and playful perspective on our atmosphere and giving the world all that we have." --

"Little people who feel small and want to do important things will be inspired by Cloudette and will cheer when she finds her own pond-making mission." -- BookPage

"Lichtenheld's depictions of Cloudette puffing herself up for a fulsome downpour will delight children, and funny turns of phrase (Even the higher-ups were impressed) will engage adults, too." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Reminiscent of the determination and courage of The Little Engine That Could, this title delivers its message with charm." -- School Library Journal

"The creator of Bridget's Beret (2010) offers here another appealing story featuring a plucky heroine. Applying a full-color palette to his watercolor, ink, and colored-pencil cartoons, Lichtenheld makes use of varying page space and panel techniques to add subtle details to his narrative." -- Booklist

"That Cloudette is neither bullied nor intimidated is an important point; she's the one who feels she has a special gift to give, and she solves her problem independently. Neatly constructed and nicely pitched, the message of self-reliance comes through as clear as a cloudless day." -- Publishers Weekly

Target Age: 4-7

Henry Holt & Company

board book pub date: April 12, 2016 / 0.6" H x 6.6" L x 7.5" W / 32 pages

hardcover pub date: March 01, 2011 / 0.38" H x 8.25" L x 10.38" W / 40 pages