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To Catch a Cloud by Elena de Roo & Hannah Peck

To Catch a Cloud by Elena de Roo & Hannah Peck

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Russell’s Book of the Month for May

To Catch a Cloud by Elena de Roo & Hannah Peck

We’ve said it before, but many of the very best children’s books can often be miniature works of art. To Catch a Cloud is an example of how a picture book can fuse poetry, storytelling and astounding artwork to create a captivating and exhilarating whole.

A boy and his dog challenge the wind, the waves and the clouds to a race. As he whizzes across the land, sea and water the leader of the chase ebbs and flows between the boy and the elements to dramatic effect.

To Catch a Cloud is a fierce, constantly shifting moveable feast, underpinned by Elena de Roo’s poetry, which blends perfectly with Hannah Peck’s stunning images. A perfect book to absorb alone or to read aloud. We hopefully look forward to more picture books by this dream team in the future.

Gobbledy Special Price £3.50. RRP £6.99

While most of our books are only £2.50, we sometimes find something nice, that falls outside of our normal price point. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on these extra special titles, they might cost a bit more, but they still offer great value for money!

Footnote: Hannah Peck is an illustrator to watch. Her incredible drawings and two-page spreads for this book were inspired by the colours of the French Impressionists and classic painters of storms such J.M.Turner.

Synopsis -
I spy a cloud go floating by
Where do you go, Cloud, so high?

To the sea
She sings
Where the wild gulls fly
Then catch me if you can
I cry
We race each other to the sea
Can''t catch me, Cloud
Can't catch me

A boy and a dog follow a cloud out to sea, but as the weather worsens he relies on the whales and waves to bear him home.

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