Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool; illustrated by Alison Jay - Hardcover - Random House is a wonderful new book that teaches children to not be greedy. I love this story of a a little boy who weaves beautiful clothes out of clouds but never uses too many clouds until he is asked to do more. This is a wonderful story of how excess can be destruct. Michael Catchpool weaves (pun intended) a magical new fable that teaches without being preachy. As for the illustrations I have said this before but I am a huge fan of Alison Jay. I just love her illustrations and these do not disappoint. I really love her color palette and the way she complements the text. This is a must have new classic ----for everyone.