Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ONCE UPON A CLOUD By: Claire Keane / Book Review

Written and Illustrated by: Claire Keane 
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
Released on: March 3rd, 2015
Ages: 3 & up
Source: purchased book
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It
Purchase from: PenguinAmazon | B&N
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Fresh from her work on Frozen and Tangled, Claire Keane brings her legendary talent to her debut picture book about finding the right present for someone you love.

Celeste wants to give her mother something special—but what? Her search takes her up into the skies, where she meets the stars, the moon and the sun, but she still doesn’t find the heartfelt present she’s been looking for. At the end of her journey, Celeste sees it—the perfect gift! Chosen with care and wrapped with love, it’s just what Celeste was hoping to find.

In this story about finding unexpected inspiration and giving from the heart, Claire Keane invites readers on a magical journey through the clouds.  The result is a visually stunning book that really and truly is the perfect gift.

Easily one of our favorite picture books. We loved this book. With it's heartwarming story, and visually stunning illustrations, this is a must have! Keane captures the love and joy of a young daughter looking for the right gift for her mom, perfectly. Being a mom of a daughter who loves picking me flowers, this book hit it's mark with me. Flowers aside, the book's heart felt message is one that I loved. I definitely recommend picking this one up. I wish I hadn't waited so long to purchase this book. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~