The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin

The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin  (Author, Illustrator)

 

Paperback:           32 pages

Age Range:           2-5 Years Old

Publisher:              Bloomsbury Children’s Books

 

His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter …

 

Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a whole new world developing in the clouds? You have? Then you’ll love this book about Franklin. There isn’t a single cloud that Franklin can’t spot – big ones, small ones, silly ones, sneaky pretend-they-can’t-see-you ones. But when Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change for Franklin. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction? And what’s more important – his hobby or his friend?

 

A beautifully realised picture book, celebrating the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship, from the creator of The Story Machine.

 

Review

A winner of a book about the power of drawing and storytelling (Praise for The Story Machine, Oliver Jeffers)

 

A charming, rewarding, instructive read (Praise for The Story Machine, Financial Times)

 

Book Description

A beautifully realised picture book celebrating the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship, from the creator of The Story Machine

 

Biography

I write pictures and doodle words for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, The Guardian; Disney, Nickelodeon.

 

After leaving art college in ’97, I spent nearly 10 years as a political cartoonist for The Western Morning News before going freelance.

 

I’ve been published both as a writer and an illustrator for a number of publishers, had my books translated across Europe and South America. Apart from publishing, I’ve also spent time script writer and a character designer for several animation channels.

 

I live in Devon, spend most of my days drinking tea and dreaming up new stories.

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