Once Upon a Cloud

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Blue Sky Press, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
5 Reviews
With whimsical, dreamlike illustrations, award-winning artist Matt Mahurin presents the wonder and beauty of clouds and the many forms they take in our imaginations.

"What are clouds made of, and why do they float? Are skies the water and clouds the boat?"
From cotton candy that melts in your mouth to comfy cushions where birds take their naps, clouds take on many shapes in our imaginations. This whimsical picture book by newcomer Robert Walker and acclaimed illustrator Matt Mahurin takes young readers on a fantastic journey through the skies, leading them eventually to sleep: "I know what they are, I've figured it out. Clouds are just dreams that wander about . . ."

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User Review  - ShantiR - LibraryThing

A beautifully illustrated book that kindles the imagination of children when they look up at the sky. Is it cotton candy for a giant or ice cream for angels? What are clouds supposed to be? It brings out all the possibilities of what clouds could be. Read full review

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User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

Beautiful illustrations and nice pace. Molly is now interested in clouds and enjoyed this book. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Walker is a talented singer, artist, and actor. He loves to tell stories to his five children.

Matt Mahurin has spent over twenty years as a film director, illustrator, and photographer. In 1996, he wrote and directed the award-winning feature film. Mugshot. In addition, his illustrations have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The London Observer, and The New York Times. His photographic essays have focused on the homeless, people with AIDS, the Texas prison system, Abortion clinics. Nicaragua, Haiti, Belfast and he has photographs in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Finally, Mahurin has directed music videos for Peter Gabriel, U2, REM, Tracy Chapman, Sting, and many more.

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