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The Cloudspotter

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  4 reviews
His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ...

The Cloudspotter doesn't have many friends. He spends his time, all by himself, spotting not just clouds but adventures in the sky. This way, he doesn't feel so alone. Then, one day, an unexpected visitor appears in his adventures and it throws everything up in the air. Could it be that two cloudspotte
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Lovely illustrations.
Dit klonk heel veel leuker dan dat het eigenlijk was. Een combinatie van een vervelende hoofdpersoon en niet al te goede vertaling.

Laat ik maar eerst beginnen met waarom ik dit boek heb gekozen. Wel dat is makkelijk, houden niet de meeste mensen van wolken kijken? En zien of je er leuke dingen in kan vinden? En als kind is het niet heerlijk om avonturen te bedenken? Dus ja, een boek over wolkenontdekkers? Hartstikke leuk toch?
En ook heb ik het boek gekozen omdat ik Tom McLaughin's andere prenten
Homegrown Reader
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Franklin, the main character in the book, seems to share my obsessive personality. He spends his days gazing and studying the clouds around him. He doesn’t need friends, he tells himself, he has his clouds and in them, and his imagination, he finds not only shapes but stories and adventures. He doesn’t need people. I think that’s something that we may all end up telling ourselves in times of loneliness, to escape from the hurt and pain. However, Franklin’s loneliness is shattered when Scruffy Do ...more
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I write pictures and doodle words for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, The Guardian, Disney, Nickelodeon. After leaving art college in ’97, I spent nearly 10 years as a political cartoonist for The Western Morning News before going freelance.

I’ve been published both as a writer and an illustrator for a number of publishers, had my books translated acro