Kumo the Bashful Cloud
Illustrated by Nathalie Dion
Penguin Random House
Preferring to hide and blend in with the rest of the clouds, one day, Kumo is asked to step out of her comfort zone when some of her counterparts are unable to make it to cloud duty. Mustering up all of her courage and fluff, Kumo makes her way across the open skies. First overcome with worry and doubt, once she realizes that she’s not alone, things begin to run more smoothly. Kumo travels far and wide, discovering new places and meeting new friends. Along the way, she stops to play with a young daydreamer, feeling connected more than ever to what it means to be a floating, traveling, conspicuous cloud. A long day now over, Kumo turns in for the night, feeling a little less small in such a big place.
After reading this book, young and old readers alike are sure to gain an even greater appreciation for clouds. Every time we look up at the sky, we’ll likely think of Kumo.mRb