Little Cloud and Lady Wind
Little Cloud drifts in the sky with the other clouds and has a life that any cloud would want. But Little Cloud isn't happy. She doesn't want to make thunder and rain like the other clouds. The earth below is so beautiful -- purple mountains, scarves of snow, silver-topped waves. She wants to live and play on the earth and be on her own.How will Little Cloud ever come to understand that everything has its special place in the world, most especially her?Inspired by the favorite Aesop story "The Bundle of Sticks," Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison tell a gentle and loving tale that illustrates that the whole is far mightier than any single part. Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor recipient Sean Qualls's shimmering paintings sparkle from the pages of this timeless fable.
Did you ever imagine yourself as a cloud? What could be more pleasant that floating across the sky observing the land as it rises to snow covered mountains, then gently falling to flower covered valleys, and softly tumbling down to the warm, sandy beach? Toni and Slade Morrison create a timeless fable around Little Cloud who is challenged to find happiness with her place in the world. She doesn't like joining the other clouds to make thunderstorms. They scare her. When Lady Wind shows her all the formations of a cloud, she finally finds a way to connect to her beloved Earth below. Enjoy this book as a loving tale that illustrates the whole is stronger than a single piece, or as an elementary introduction to what forms clouds may take.
-- by June F.