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Clouds for Dinner

by Lynne Rae Perkins

Published by Greenwillow, 1997
32 pages
ISBN: 0-688-14903-0

Ages 4 - 8

Growing up in an unconventional family, Janet is certain her life would be better if her parents were ordinary, like her Aunt Peppy and Uncle Tim. When she spends the weekend at her cousins' house, she admires the predictable routine of their daily life, especially the fact that they all sit around a table to eat three square meals a day. Janet romanticizes every mundane detail of Aunt Peppy's household, from her constantly ringing telephone to her recliner chair, and she voices her desire to live with her all the time. "Kids always think that about their aunts," Aunt Peppy assures her. But when Janet witnesses a natural wonder early one morning while she's still at her aunt's house, she realizes that it is her poetic mother who will appreciate her account of it. Lynne Rae Perkins's gentle story, grounded in psychological truth, is enlivened with touches of realistic humor in both the text and the detailed watercolor illustrations. CCBC categories: Picture Books.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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