Sunday, March 8, 2015

REVIEW: The Man Who Stole the Clouds


The Man Who Stole the Clouds

Author: Kai Culmsee Ianssen
Genre: Children, Superheroes
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 11.5.2014
Pages: 56

Recommended by: Read 2 Review
Date read: 3.7.2015


This was a cute story and a great way to teach children about the importance of rain and water for our survival, as well as the fact that not all big businesses are looking out for the little man.  The adults try really hard to stop the man and his Cloud Snatcher, but no one wants to help.  Fortunately, the children of this small town come up with a plan of their own.

I enjoyed the actual story that was in this book, and I really like the cover, but the editing is atrocious and that made it very hard to finish.  It is filled with grammatical errors of all kinds and it bothers me that the author is charging $5.99 for this.  I usually share the kids' books I review with a few little ones I know, but I couldn't with this story, especially since we've been talking lately about all the people that work on a book to make it amazing.  It was very obvious that this book never saw an editor, and if anyone looked at this before the author published it, they should be ashamed that they didn't bring all of the errors to the authors' attention.

About the book (from Amazon):
The people of the normally peaceful farming town of Hilly were living in terror.  A mad inventor had been allowed to run roughshod over their farming communities as he tested his gigantic new inventions.  His latest invention, a 'cloud snatcher' took the clouds from the sky before they had shed their precious load of rain, leaving the faming community drought-stricken.  The politician didn't care because he was friends with the Prime Minister.  The adults tried everything they could but it proved hopeless.  But in the meantime, the children of Hillby hatched a plan to save the day...

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