Monday, November 14, 2011

Last Night at the Bookstore I discovered Cloudette

Last night I was at my local bookstore with my husband. We started with a cup of coffee and a great conversation.  Slowly we meandered our way over to the stacks.  We began together looking at intellectual books.  He could see my head frequently turning to look at the children's department.  He could tell that he was rapidly loosing my participation in the conversation at hand and finally said to me. . . "ok, go!"  He knew exactly where I wanted to be.

When I arrived at the children's department I didn't even know where to begin!  The Thanksgiving books at their very own display?  The section for local authors? New releases?  I chose new releases, and ran out of time before I was able to get anywhere else.

A beautiful book that I had never seen before caught my eye, Cloudette, by Tom Lichtneheld.  Initially, I was taken by it's beautiful, simple blue cover.  It felt soft to me.  Relaxing.  I had to open it and read it on the spot.

Cloudette is a small cloud who loves all of the attention that she receives for being cute.  However, after awhile, she comes to the realization that while she is cute, she is not doing anything big and important like the many of the other clouds.  After being blown away by a large home, Cloudette realizes how she can do something valuable, and gains a new confidence in herself.

Lichtenheld does a wonderful job through both his words and illustrations of sharing the story of Cloudette and her adventures.    This is a story that will leave you believing that you can do anything that you set your mind to, and that you can do it with a smile.

Enjoy, and check out Tom Lichtenheld's website at


  1. Sounds like a cute book. I watched the book trailer. I'll put it on my library list.

  2. Glad that you are interested in reading the book! It's fantastic!