Little Cloud by Eric Carle

The Story: Little Cloud drifts away from the other clouds and experiments with making different shapes in the sky. At the end he rejoins the other clouds and rains.

Little Cloud - Story SnugMost children spend time finding and watching shapes in the clouds which is why the theme of Eric Carle’s Little Cloud is such an easily identifiable one for young readers. I love the simplicity of Carle’s text and illustrations which make this story suitable for very young children. This book can then grow with a child, when they are older it can be used to promote discussion about weather and the simple text is good for beginner readers. I find that the repetition in Eric Carle’s books also make them ideal to use with non native English speakers (who often know the stories from their own language).

We’ve done lots of cloud inspired art and craft using cotton wool balls. For the craft below we cut out six plain white circles, stuck them together to make a cloud shape, glued on some cotton wool balls and added different coloured strips of paper to make a rainbow.


Age Range: 2 +

Author / Illustrator – Eric Carle

5 thoughts on “Little Cloud by Eric Carle

  1. The Mixed-up Chameleon is now my daughter’s favourite Eric Carle book. She laughs all the way through at the mixed up looking animal that he becomes. The story gives the great message that you should be who you are and not try and be somebody that you’re not.

  2. I grew up with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and now I’m reading it to my own daughter! (She also has the VH Caterpillar Memory game – those things didn’t exist in my days!)

    • The Hungry Caterpillar has so much merchandise now. I love The Hungry Caterpillar story too and I can’t ever see this book losing its appeal, there are so many things that it teaches a child as well as being an enjoyable story. Thank you for visiting Story Snug 🙂

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