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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What parents need to know

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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