posted by Vivian Zabel
The following was posted in The Midwest Book Review for January, in The Picture Book Shelf section.
Carla's Cloud Catastrophe
Beth Bence Reinke, author
Ginger Nielson, illustrator
4 RV Publishing
P.O. Box 6482, Edmond, OK 73083
9780982834602, $13.99 http://4rvpublishingllc.com
"Carla's Cloud Catastrophe" is a tall tale about a birthday-party-crashing cloud catastrophe that
challenges Carla (whose birthday party it is) to come up with an extreme solution to save the day
(and her birthday party! The whimsical colored illustrations show puffs and piles of excess
clouds everywhere except up in the sky where they belong. Kids age 4-8 will enjoy the
ridiculousness of the cloud catastrophe and get caught up in the need for a quick solution to save
the birthday cake (and party). "Carla's Cloud Catastrophe" has lots of lovely descriptive prose as
well as animated, dreamy illustrations, making it fun and memorable to kids everywhere.
Carla's Cloud Catastrophe is found in the 4RV Publishing Bookstore and is on sale.