Up for It! Once Upon A Cloud by Claire Keane
CELESTE WANTED THE PERFECT GIFT FOR HER MOM.
SHE THOUGHT AND THOUGHT AND THOUGHT ABOUT IT SOME MORE.
JUST AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP...
It's natural to want to give Mom just the right gift, but what should it be?
Celeste gets a little help from a wispy, bearded old wind spirit which lifts her right out the window and off for a fantastical voyage through the night. She passes pink castles rising from the clouds and is met by dancing stars which dress her like a princess, complete with golden gown and sparkly crown, and as the stars fade, she is bathed in warm sunlight as dawn breaks.
The celestial scene is all so amazing that Celeste forgets for a moment that what she really wished for was the perfect gift for her mother. But as the wind returns her home, she suddenly knows just what will make the best gift of all.
Outside her window she sees the grass is covered with beautiful flowers and she gathers them quickly, using her hair ribbon to tie them into a special bouquet.
Claire Keane's little dream fantasy swirls with muted pastel fancies in her Once Upon a Cloud (Penguin Group, 2015). Keane's artistic background with the Disney film Frozen are evident here in her flowing line and colors, and though her story line is as insubstantial as the celestial clouds that lift her character, little daughters will definitely get to urge to pick some spring flowers for their moms as well. "Done in dry pastel, the illustrations are undeniably gorgeous," says Booklist.