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Sector 7 by David Wiesner
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Jun 06, 10

bookshelves: picture-books, school-related-reading, lsc530, library
Read on June 03, 2010

** spoiler alert ** Sector 7 tells about a young boy who goes on a field trip to the Empire State Building. When he reaches the top, he befriends a playful cloud who whisks him away to Sector 7, where the clouds learn what shapes to become. Here the boy uses his skills as an artist to draw picture of fish. The clouds enjoy his pictures and mold themselves into imitations of his drawings. This annoys the humans that work at Sector 7 who send the boy away. Once he reaches the bottom of the Empire State building, he looks up to see a sky of fish shaped clouds among the tall buildings. Sector 7 is a completely wordless picture book. It manages to be a success in storytelling due to Wiesner's unique ability for drawing expressions, especially when it comes to the many cloud characters. Wiesner's illustrations are created from detailed watercolor paintings that often take up all of the open space on the page, giving off a feeling of vastness. The story, although grand, is also filled with humorous smaller moments that should enjoy both younger and older readers. The book, on top of being a very creative story in the first place, also encourages creativity, showing how one small boys artwork can have a big impact on the world.
Recommend for- all ages
(This review was written for a class)
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