When Cloud Became a Cloud (Hardcover)
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Meet Cloud! Follow along as she moves, transforms, precipitates, and more in this charming and humorous portrayal of the water cycle.
The lifecycle of our protagonist, Cloud, is delightfully and sparsely narrated in nine short chapters that follow the stages of the water cycle. Young readers will immediately fall for this wide-eyed puff, and welcome facts along with humor and personality as they bask in the accomplishment of breezing through each chapter.
About the Author
Rob Hodgson was born in a seaside town in the south of England in 1988. He studied illustration at Plymouth University. Today he lives in Bristol where he spends his days making a mess and turning it into quality illustration projects and books. He cites Yoko Ono, Ed Templeton, and Arthur Russell among his influences. Working with traditional and lo-fi techniques such as block printing and wood cut, along with digital processes, Rob combines old and new approaches to create his work. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and his first author/illustrated book, The Cave, was chosen by Book Trust to be given free to every preschool-aged child in England. Some interests include animals, skateboards, the psychology of perception, and collecting strange toys.
"The science is serious, the explanations cheerful, and children will come away with a fairly extensive understanding of how clouds become clouds." --School Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)
"An appealing introduction to the physical processes that water undergoes." --Publishers Weekly
"A breezy, buoyant bucketful of atmospheric basics." --Kirkus
Best Book of 2021 --School Library Journal