Rhode Montijo's first children's book published in 2006 about belonging and sharing with art. Ever wonder who makes the shapes in the clouds that you see? Find out with this book! 30 pages. Published by Simon & Schuster. This is the out-of-print HARD COVER edition. ( currently being offered in paperback edition online) Comes signed and with a small sketch!
-Great for artists (of any age) and artists-in-the-making!
-Makes a great baby shower gift! Pair up with a light blue blanket for an extra special gift!
A Review From School Library Journal:
(PreSchool-Grade 2) A short and slight allegory. A lonely cloud boy lives high up in the sky by himself. One day, a butterfly passes by and gives him a great idea. He fashions a butterfly from a fluffy cloud nearby and sends it off for others to see. Looking down at the earth, Cloud Boy sees even more wonderful things and begins to create things both large and small from the clouds around him-boats, rabbits, birds, fish, cats, flowers, and snowmen. He then realizes that he will never be lonely again as the children below enjoy his artistic creations. One or two phrases of text accompany each page. The story suggests that the artist, working alone, connects to other people through his art, bringing joy to his life and theirs. Montijo uses charcoal in the highlights and shadows, along with white, gray, and blue paint and ink to illustrate his tale. An acceptable but supplemental purchase.-Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA
A sample interior illustration: