The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin
  

The Cloudspotter

Written by Tom McLaughlin
Illustrated by Tom McLaughlin


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Franklin spots clouds, which stops him from feeling so lonely. Then one day Scruffy Dog joins him. Franklin doesn’t like sharing his clouds, so he sends Scruffy away. But without Scruffy, he is lonely again, so he finds her, and they spot clouds together. This tender story, with delicately coloured illustrations, poignantly charts a boy’s progress from loneliness to friendship. (Ages 3–6)
~ Andrea Rayner

Synopsis

The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin

His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ... Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a whole new world developing in the clouds? You have? Then you'll love this book about Franklin. There isn't a single cloud that Franklin can't spot - big ones, small ones, silly ones, sneaky pretend-they-can't-see-you ones. But when Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change for Franklin. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction? And what's more important - his hobby or his friend? A beautifully realised picture book, celebrating the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship, from the creator of The Story Machine.

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A winner of a book about the power of drawing and

About the Author

Tom McLaughlin

Having started life as a political cartoonist and then an animator, Tom McLaughlin is now best-known for his picture books, including The Diabolical Mr Tiddles (Simon & Schuster), The Story Machine and The Cloudspotter (both Bloomsbury). His first novel, The Accidental Prime Minister was shortlisted for 12 regional UK prizes followed by The Accidental Secret Agent and Tom's hilariously funny and much anticipated book, The Day That Aliens (Nearly) Ate our Brains.

Tom lives in Devon and his hobbies include drinking tea, looking out of the window, and biscuits. His hates include spiders, running out of biscuits, and writing biographies.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Tom McLaughlin
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Author's Website

http://www.tommclaughlin.co...

Publisher

Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

11th February 2016

ISBN

9781408854976


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