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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Philippe and The Marshmallow and Candy Floss Clouds is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Lennice A. Norwood. Phillippe knew something that no one else in the world did. Clouds are actually edible, and they taste just like marshmallow and candy floss. He and his parents always watched the weather report on television, but one day the weatherman came out with an absolutely astounding report that confirmed his belief: “We’ll have partly candy skies today.” The news that clouds were not only edible but absolutely delicious stirred people to venture up into the skies to get their own tastes of clouds. They jumped out of airplanes and floated by parachute past the delicious treats. Others scooped up the clouds from air balloons. But the favorite method of all was traveling by Rocket Plane. Phillippe and his parents opted to try the Rocket Plane and anxiously queued up for their ride.
Lennice A. Norwood’s Philippe and The Marshmallow and Candy Floss Clouds will confirm what kids have been sure of forever -- those fluffy clouds are actually candy. Her story is an imaginative delight as people of all ages swoon over the wonders of a sky that rains candy drops. Norwood’s color pencil illustrations are marvelous! I especially appreciated the distinctly individual faces she gives her characters and her attention to details. And while the rainbow bearing fruits and vegetables brings a bit of a healthy dose of reality back, the upbeat and festive air of this story continues unabated. Philippe and The Marshmallow and Candy Floss Clouds is most highly recommended.