My Pet Cloud

My Pet Cloud

4.2 (99 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.2 (99 ratings by Goodreads)

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Max wants a pet, and a pet cloud seems way better than a cat, dog, or fish. A cloud is clean, quiet, and doesn't shed. How hard could it be to take care of a puffy cloud? Author Amanda Rawson Hill subtly blends lessons on responsibility, problem solving, and friendship with lots of humor for a unique approach to the typical pet story. The added science element provides the perfect combination of learning and fun in a picture book illustrated by Laia Arriols.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 213 x 261 x 10.92mm | 367.41g
  • North Mankato, United States
  • English
  • 1684464250
  • 9781684464258

Review quote

A young boy is on cloud nine when he finds the perfect pet, but he is quickly brought down to earth. Max longs for a pet, but his single mom is "allergic to mess, noise, and animal hair." So, it's a great stroke of luck when he finds a little "lost cloud" who is clean, quiet, and doesn't molt. He immediately adopts it and names it Fluffy. The cloud is sweet and great fun, but caring for him turns out to be "a natural disaster." Fluffy is frequently swept away by the wind, often precipitates indoors without warning, and even starts a fire when he unwittingly generates lightning. "I just don't think clouds make good pets," Mom concludes, and Max undertakes to prove otherwise. He trains Fluffy to water the garden flowers, to scare away pesky critters by thundering loudly, and more. Things are looking up until a thunderstorm blows Fluffy far away. A fruitless search leaves Max resigned to never seeing his cumulus companion again. Luckily, there is always sunshine after a storm, and the two pals' friendship is not over yet. This fantastical take on the child-pet bond is sweet, with the potential to be clever; alas, the unremarkable writing doesn't quite rise to the occasion. The digital illustrations are serviceable but not stellar. One perk is a page showing different cloud types. Max and Mom have curly hair and tan skin. One scene, set in a park, includes diverse representation. Like the titular pet--lightweight but cute. (Picture book. 4-7)-- "Kirkus Reviews"
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99 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 38% (38)
4 46% (46)
3 12% (12)
2 3% (3)
1 0% (0)
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