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My Pet Cloud

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I received an electronic ARC from Capstone through NetGalley.
An interesting pet choice for an only child. Max brings a cloud home and names it Fluffy. Readers see the challenges of pet training and learn some facts about clouds and the water cycle at the same time. Some of the transitions are a bit choppy but the overall story is fun to read. Great book to read for fun and for learning about responsibilities of pet ownership. I love the photos of clouds to be adopted at the end. Terrific last humorous touch.
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My Pet Cloud is a short picture book with lovely illustrations about a boy who is desperate for a pet, but due to allergies in the family the only pet he can get is.....a cloud! The boy spends a lot of time with his cloud and retrieving him when the wind carries him off, until one day he is absorbed into a storm and is thought never to be seen again. In the end, they are reunited and the boy and his cloud continue their friendship.
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It was a cute book and I really liked the illustrations. I thinks parents will like it, but it might be to preachy for kids.
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This charming story follows Max and his lovable pet cloud to help teach weather and cloud terminology as well as part of the water cycle. Entertaining and relatable for kids and grown ups. Cute pictures draw you into the action and help explain new science terms.
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Max always wanted a pet; little did his mother imagine he would bring a cloud home to play. Such an adorable book! My four-year-old really connected with this one.
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What a very cute way for young kids to learn about clouds!   Max adopts a small cumulus cloud as an unlikely pet and learns about all of its characteristics as he learns to take care of it.   They are adorable together and this is such a fun way to sneak in a basic meteorology lesson.

The illustrations are very bright and lively and really complement the story well.  They will definitely hold kids' attention.  This would be a great circle time or small group read and would be an awesome addition to pre-K and elementary school and classroom libraries.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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Thank you to Capstone publishing for the advanced electronic copy of this wonderful book! I read it on NetGalley. This informative book combines good storytelling while teaching children about different types of clouds. Very creative!
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My Pet Cloud is a short and cute story of a kid who wishes to adopt a pet but as his mother doesn't allow he instead adopts cloud. A heartwarming and quirky friendship of a cloud and the child is fun to read and suitable for children to read and know about clouds.
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This is a wonderful book especially to use in a classroom setting. It could easily be used in a thematic unit on clouds or the water cycle. It could even be used in a theme on pets during show and tell or at library Storytime. The illustrations are simple yet engaging. The use of language is also engaging and forms a connection to the intended audience. The cloud flyers at the end are very cute and could be used as a writing activity. I loved this book!
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A cute picture book about a boy who decides to adopt a cloud as a pet. This is a sweet story about a. young boy learning to be a good pet owner with his pet cloud. He learns how to train and care for his cloud. At the end of the story there is also some information for kids to learn about types of clouds. 

This was a fun quirky story with good educational value.

Four stars

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This is an adorable book about a pet alternative. Max's mom is allergic to pets, but this cloud he found at the park is "Clean, quiet, and no shedding."

Max learns how to take care of his pet cloud by naming it (Fluffy), tracking it down after wind gusts it away, and house-training it (so many puddles). A few cloud facts are snuck in with a lot of adventure.

Kids will get a kick out of this for sure, and the pastel illustrations are beautiful.

Max and his mom both appear to be Black (although the author and illustrator appear to be white), so this is also a bonus for diversity in your picture book collection.
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When your mom does not allow you to have a pet, you do the next best thing and make a pet out of cloud. I have quirky, weird granddaughters that would love a book like this. Having a cloud has a friend would be unusual and fun. But when the cloud suddenly disappears like clouds do, you wait again and the cloud will come back. You learn about having imagination is fun and how clouds work. Fun book for your weird kiddos.

A special thank you to Capstone and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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A heartwarming story about a boy and his pet cloud.  It's really well illustrated with extra info about types of clouds.  So cute when the pet cloud, Fluffy, has an "accident" in the house because you never know when Fluffy will start raining and cause a flood.  Such a sweet and cute story!
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This is a super cute picture book! I loved the illustrations and the extent to which this book encourages children that it is appropriate and okay to use your imagination, including having imaginary friends or pets that are extraordinary or not possible to have in real life. The illustrations match the words, and will allow for children to have an easy time interpreting the book as well which is a major plus.
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My Pet Cloud by Amanda Rawson Hill is a wonderful and whimsical picture book that has quickly become a favourite of mine. I loved the story of Max a young boy who wants a pet that is quiet, doesn’t shed, and clean so he adopts a pet cloud! Can a cloud be a good pet? Hilarious and endearing illustrations by Laia Arrols make this a great story hour pick. As a librarian I can already imagine a “Adopt a Cloud” program for young children based off this book! Thank you to Capstone Publishers and Netgalley for this Arc, all opinions are my own.
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This book explores the idea of having a cloud as a pet instead of other traditional pets.  Max and his pet cloud Fluffy do various activities together, but one day Fluffy gets blown away into a storm. I like how the story deals with this upset, with the mom trying to explain the water cycle of life and that he may not come back. But it's also nice how Fluffy does come back in the end. A sweet story. 

Small typo on page 31 - the stratus cloud's name is Grayson, but in the About section it says it's Snowden.
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*I received a digital ARC of this book, thanks to NetGalley*
I found this book to be absolutely adorable.  It's a great story about friendship and how our friends may not always be conventional, but it's the friendship that counts.  I really appreciated the diversity in this book (characters of all shapes, sizes, colors, genders...yay!!), The main character, Max, is an only child of a single mother, and I appreciated the eschewing of the "traditional family".  I don't think enough books are written for kids about being an only child, or having a single parent.  
I also thought the elements of the book were delightful.  Cloud Charades!  Who among us hasn't done that on a sunny summer day?  The Rescue Clouds (like Rescue Pets) were so funny at the end, I found their little bios such a fun way to end the story.  
There is also an educational element to this book, in which children learn about the types of clouds (cirrus, stratus, cumulus, etc.).  It was far more interesting than my elementary school science textbook.
Overall, I enjoyed this book very much, and I would definitely recommend it.
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My Pet Cloud is the perfect mix of scientific and silly. It’s fun enough to keep children interested, but introduces the topic of the water table, and cloud type vocabulary words. This is a perfect group read for a weather theme, or for any kiddo who is interested in the weather, or might want a pet cloud. 

Thanks NetGalley for allowing me to read this book in advance in exchange for an honest review.
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This book was simply ADORABLE! Max wants a pet but his mum says no so he be-pets(?) a cloud and though it may be slightly chaotic at times it’s really a beautiful story of friendship and teaches children that pet ownership isn’t all sunshine and happiness. I loved the illustrations of this book and know that children will be drawn in by the stunning pictures. Absolutely loved this one and can’t wait to read it to my nieces and nephews.
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This is a clever little book that blends a delightful story with actual information concerning different types of clouds.  It's not only entertaining but educational as well. 

Max longs for a pet but his mother says no.  She tells him she is allergic to mess, noise, and animal hair. Max takes it upon himself to find a pet on his own and finally adopts a lost cloud that he finds in the park.  Yep, that's right...a cloud! Nobody warns him how hard it is to take care of a cloud.  
 He names his pet Fluffy, a very appropriate name.   Max faces many challenges while trying to rear his newly adopted friend.  He discovers his small cloud is difficult to house-train, at the slightest gust of wind Fluffy runs away, and while wrestling one day on the carpet shocks and static occur resulting in a teeny tiny fire.  Who knew?

A powerful storm blows Fluffy away and Max is totally devastated.  How will Max ever find his beloved cloud and bring him home once again?  

The author weaves interesting facts about different clouds throughout the book and mom explains that perhaps Fluffy may not even be a cloud anymore but drops of water or humidity in the air.  She explains that clouds don't last forever because that's just the water cycle of life. 

I love at the end of the book where the author has organized "Rescue Clouds Ready for Adoption" cards for kids to learn about different types of clouds and pick one that they might like to adopt.  It's a brilliant way to teach kids about clouds! I love the tranquil colour pallet.  It is perfect for the storyline and weather theme.  The book highlights the responsibilities of having a pet, bonding and friendship , family, and of course weather and science facts.  I highly, highly recommend this book and I just submitted my card to adopt Chloe, she's my type of cloud.
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