Carla’s Cloud Catastrophe
by Beth Bence Reinke.
Illustrated by Ginger Nielson
Published by 4RV Publishing
Review by Nancy Kelly Allen
birthday plans are set…until clouds dump a disaster. Puffy, billowy, white
down on Papa, plug chimneys, and plunge from wires throughout town. What a mess! What a catastrophe! What about Carla’s birthday party? She’s going to miss it, that’s what! She must hurry with Papa to the mayor’s meeting to discuss the cloudy mess. A flurry of suggestions rain in from every direction, but no one can figure out a solution. Carla has an idea that might save the town in one clean sweep, but her forecast for her birthday party—catastrophe!
Reinke’s delightful, descriptive prose adds spice to this quirky, imaginative tale, and Nielson’s whimsical illustrations capture the spirit with a lighthearted mood. This book will excite giggles and can be used as a lead-in to problem solving by asking the reader for suggestions for cleaning up the clouds. With genuine heart, wit, and wisdom, the story showcases challenges, failures, and successes with humor and style in a cloudburst of positive energy.
Publisher: 4RV Publishing/ISBN-13: 978-0-9828346-0-2