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