Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The Magical Cloud by Cesar Sanchez is an entertaining collection of 26 stories for children that revolve around a magical cloud that liked to travel around the world. It was magical as it allowed a group of people to live in it. The cloud was driven by Clop, who was adventurous, enthusiastic and always willing to travel and share, Star and her sister, Crystal, and Lights, Thunders, Sparks, and Comets. They traveled every day and moved slowly so that the cloud-mates could greet their friends on Earth. Crystal and Star wanted to reach out to their friends on Earth and play with them. Would they be able to do it? Read the book to learn more!
All the stories are delightful and have good messages for young readers as they weave in topics like fear, courage, imagination, joy etc. and take readers on a journey of whimsy, fantasy, and enchantment. The illustrations are wonderful and they capture the characters and scenes beautifully. It is an excellent book for bedtime story-telling and can be used in classrooms and school libraries for interactive story sessions. Whether it is the story of Ghosts, A Trip to the Woods, A Place Like This, Look Around, I Need You, A Special Day or any other story in the book, they all bring the joyous moments of childhood to life. Storybooks like this will help children learn a lot of new things, new words, and good, uplifting messages that will help them in their lives.