The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaolaYou see, clouds are fun, silly, and very interesting.
Tomie dePaola--best-selling author of Strega Nona, Quiet, and many others--knows a lot about clouds. He also knows a lot about what people think of them.
Some people see animals and pictures in clouds. The ancient Greeks believed that Hermes, the messenger of the gods, once stole the suns cattle, which were clouds.
In this unique picture book, Tomie introduces some of the most common types of clouds, as well as the myths and legends inspired by their shapes. Simple, whimsical illustrations show the variations in shape and color that herald changes in the weather.
This book will tell you many things about clouds we bet you didnt know. Filled with his signature humor and gentle illustrations, Tomie dePaolas approach to nonfiction is like no other.
A Reading Rainbow book.
Interview with Author Tomie dePaola Part 1
An Introduction to Tomie dePaola: Folktales and Fun for Young Readers
Sign up for our newsletters! By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books. He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. Tomie De Paola has published almost children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than , fan letters each year. Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs.
Tomie dePaola has drawn the pictures for over books. His art style is distinct. His figures are colorful and rounded. They are often outlined in dark brown. His pictures are full of hearts, doves, flowers, and cats.
Tomie De Paola has published almost children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children.
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Illustrator and Author of More Than 200 Books for Children
Gale Group, Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich. Photograph provided by Penguin Young Readers Group. Abrahamson and Marilyn Colvin in Reading Teacher. Calling dePaola "an artist and writer of seemingly boundless energy," Anne Sherrill noted in an essay for Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Writers for Children since that he "has worked in several areas of children's literature. Several critics, such as Abrahamson and Colvin, have found that dePaola is at his best, though, "when he both illustrates and writes a picture book," and have considered his retold folktales to "represent some of the most beautiful picture storybooks available today.