I can’t tell you how excited I was when Bloomsbury sent me The Cloudspotter by Tom McLaughlin. I am a great fan of Tom’s books, and have been looking forward to his new one for a while! We love The Story Machine, it has been read time and time again, so we were all eager to read Tom’s new book!
The Cloudspotter has the same powerful combination of superb storytelling and wonderful illustration, it’s a winner from the moment you see the front cover!
The two themes of the story centre on friendship and imagination as we meet Franklin, affectionately known as ‘The Cloudspotter’.
Often alone, Franklin gazes into the sky, spotting his own miniature adventures amongst the companionable clouds above…
“He could swim with jellyfish, drive racing cars and be the King of the Castle.”
He doesn’t need anyone else… or does he? One day an unexpected visitor shows up. But what do they want? Surely not to share his clouds? He isn’t used to sharing his adventures with anyone else, but could it be that two cloudspotters are better than one?
I don’t want to reveal much more, as this is a lovely story which I’ll leave you to discover as it enfolds! Happy cloudspotting!