Sector 7

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Mark Nichol, Common Sense Media
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Wordless book celebrates triumph of individuality.

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Parents need to know that this tale is easy to follow and well drawn, inviting preschoolers and beginning readers to follow his adventures and predict what will happen next.

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What's the story?

A young artist befriends a cloud, then uses his talent and imagination to help the other clouds take on new shapes. This wordless picture book celebrates the triumph of creativity and individuality in a world that is too well ordered.


Is it any good?

SECTOR 7's artwork is expressive and fascinating, although the humans are somewhat crudely drawn. The perspective is often from a low angle, as a child sees the world. Many pictures are grandly panoramic and full of intriguing details, but the story manages to be heartwarming too. Not only does the hero perform a service for the clouds but he encourages the humorless Sector 7 staff to begin to accept the clouds' new appearances and to allow them to help with the humans' tasks.

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  • Families can talk about imagination. Look at clouds together -- what shapes do you see?

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