Friday, July 8, 2011

Carla's Cloud Catastrophe

It was just two hours before her birthday party. Carla was on her way home with her delicious coconut cake when suddenly disaster struck. The clouds fell from the sky! White, puffy clouds were everywhere -- on people's heads, scattered on the ground, plugging up chimneys, clogging the bookdrop at the library, in the playground, even on the animals at the pond! Fortunately, Carla's father works for the Department of Transportation and is called to a meeting to see what can be done about the cumulus crisis. The adults seem to have some pretty good ideas, but will they work or will they just create more problems? Perhaps Carla's imagination can save the town -- and her party, too!

Carla's Cloud Catastrophe is a delightful picture book written by Beth Bence Reinke. What I loved was how it allows kids (and big kids like me!) to think of other solutions to get rid of the clouds. With beautiful illustrations by Ginger Nielson, the story comes to life with vibrant colors and images. It's nearly impossible not to think of yummy things like ice cream, popcorn, marshmallows, mashed potatoes, and whipped cream. No wonder I was hungry after reading this book! Carla's Cloud Catastrophe can be purchased directly at 4RV Publishing, LLC or through any local bookseller. It would make a lovely addition to any classroom, library, or children's book collection. Check out the adorable book trailer ...


  1. Oh no! Clouds clogging up the works! Sounds like a fun book.

  2. So glad you and the boys enjoyed the book, Rena. Thanks for sharing your review. Sure do appreciate it! ";o)

    Hi Bish! Long time since we've crossed paths, since our ICL days.

  3. Reminds me of It's Raining Meatballs