The Cloudosaurus Rex
by Emma R. McNally
Publication Date: February 21, 2016
Genre: Children’s Book / Picture Book
May, Adelle and Eddie go outside to play,
but the weather keeps changing every day.
They see a Cloudosaurus Rex, kind of the sky;
it’s he who decides if it’s wet or dry.
You can learn the days of the week together,
as the Cloudosaurus Rex changes the weather.
This is a fun children’s book to read together with your kids. McNally skillfully combines basic lessons of weather, days of the week, and feelings into a highly imaginative nursery rhyme-like story. Everyone has looked up in the sky and decided on what the clouds resembled. This book takes a it a little further by creating tiny background details to the cloud creatures to tie it back in with different weather conditions.
My girls and I had a great time reading the book together. We then laid back and stared up at our ceiling. We started making our own little stories about different animal shapes we saw on our knockdown ceiling. We had a wonderful time.
All in all, I liked the concept of the book and the fun times it brought on with my kids. I only wished that the illustrations could have been better. But in spite of that, the book really helps kids spark their imagination, while giving you as a parent the opportunity to get a view of what goes on in your children’s minds.
About the Author
I have always loved reading and writing. In fact, I had the idea for my first book when I was only 8 years old. As a child we didn’t have a TV, so I was always writing stories, poems, reading or making things out of left over fabric. I studied English Literature and languages at school and gained my Master’s Degree with distinction in 2004. My love of reading has helped me throughout my career and I want to encourage children today to develop their own love of books, which I believe will help them to reach their future potential.
After a successful 25 year corporate career, I took the step to set up my own business two years ago and write, illustrate and publish children’s books – an ambition of mine for many years. I have had amazing reviews and articles written about my work. I believe the greatest critic for a children’s author is the children themselves and they are always honest! It is when a group of children are captivated by my story, mesmerised and hanging off every word, joining in with the rhyming verse and actions and then, when I have finished, ask to hear the book again – this is when I know I have written a great story.
I am always inspired by people who have pursued their dreams relentlessly – their tenacity and drive motivates me to be successful. My late father was a big influence on me and I have inherited his passion, enthusiasm as well as his love of reading. My favourite authors will always be AA Milne and CS Lewis, purely for the fact that you can read their books at any age and be swept away on the waves of your own imagination.
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