One Dark Cloud is our Toka Box Junior book pick for May 2018!
Knowing the creative work of the illustrator from a previous Karadi Tales favourite Fly, Little Fish!, the bar for One Dark Cloud was definitely high.The book sure did not fail the benchmark. The inclusion of samosas and the reflection on water is a mesmerizing idea. I must also mention the beautifully designed paper boats and the patterned art frames. The ambiance inside the book is breathtaking. Of course you get nothing but the best when great minds are at work.
Kids will love these big pages of clear bold numbers, simple sentences and lots of colors. I loved that the illustrations could easily tell textures apart even on the same base. Isn’t that genius? The book bears the effect of an art with mixed medium.
Each page helps picture a rainy day to perfection. , gradually from setting the stage with the appearance of a dark cloud, through final emergence of a dazzling rainbow. The book is so vivid that it all but brings you the petrichor. Is there anything as lovely as the smell of the rain on the earth? Oh how wish it was a scented book! For someone like me who enjoys a geography that constantly drizzles in summer and greets with sleet in winter, this book is a treat.
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