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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.

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16th July '17
I read it to Piglet aged 5 aged 5
The Cloudspotter 9781408854976
4 stars
This is a charming picture book about a boy who loves watching the sky, finding pictures in clouds and imagining great adventure based on what he can see. The main character does not have many friends and enjoys spending his time in this solitary pursuit. One day he is joined by a dog. The boy finds the company of the dog annoying, and tries to avoid him but the dog is persistent in following him and even begins to share the boys adventures. The story is about what happens next...

When reading this book for the first time, my son turned the pages upside down and on their sides and managed to see very different things in the clouds than the boy in the story! It is quite a gentle tale, and explores the importance of friendship.
22nd July '17
I read it to Little One aged 3 aged 3
The Cloudspotter 9781408854976
4 stars
 This book really made my daughter think about friendship and how you treat others.
Filled with fluffy, delicate illustrations, Franklin aka The Cloudspotter leads you to a world of imagination. He is very happy spotting clouds on his own and when a dog tries to befriend me he is not particularly warm and a bit mean too.
The story highlights the importance of friendship and the dog really wanted to be Franklins friend. As much as Franklin ignores his best friend to be he soon realises that actually there is a lot more fun in spotting clouds with somebody by your side.
The illustrations are so dreamy in this book and would be a great read to explore in a school setting. Sometimes it is nice to have your own time but having a friend is a special thing too.
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Having started life as a political cartoonist and then an animator, Tom McLaughlin is now best-known for his picture books, including The Diabolical Mr Tiddles, The Story Machine...

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