Playful Little Cloud likes to stand out from the crowd. While all the other clouds drift up, he goes his own way, changing shapes as he pleases. He becomes a sheep, an airplane, a shark, and even a funny clown. Yet as fun as it is to play make-believe on his own, it's also fun to play with others. When Little Cloud goes off to join his friends, they join together into one giant cloud — and rain! Eric Carle, the beloved author of such favorites as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider, uses his trademark collage art — this time, a festival of blue and white sprawling across each oversize spread — to celebrate the sky-high possibilities of imagination. Use this charming book as an exciting story-hour prelude to a class cloud-watching field trip.