Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Radio Interview and Book Review for Carla's Cloud Catastrophe by Beth Bence Reinke

Carla's Cloud Catastrophe

Listen to the interview with Beth today at 1pm EST on Stories From Unknown Authors http://blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors She will also be offering a giveaway. Rules: Readers must follow me through GFC here and through the radio show as well. Must leave a comment. Giveaway lasts until beginning of November.
Carla’s Cloud Catastrophe by Beth Bence Reinke, Illustrated by Ginger Nielson
4RV Publishing LLC (June 14th, 2011)
Ages 4-8

28 Pages
ISBN# 978-0982834602
Children’s Picture Book

Author website: www.bethbencereinke.com
Illustrator website: www.gingernielson.com
Buy link for book on 4RV Publishing's online bookstore: http://4rvpublishingcatalog.yolasite.com/children-page-4.php

Beth Bence Reinke is an author and registered dietitian. She writes children's books, devotional books and articles about food and nutrition. Beth's professional affiliations include The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and The American Dietetic Association.

Carla’s Cloud Catastrophe is a fun tale that will delight the imagination with the possibilities of what could happen if clouds fell from the sky.
Hours before Carla’s birthday party, clouds fall from the sky landing on Papa, who just happened to also be the Director of Transportation, and many other people on the streets of town. No clouds were in the sky, they had all fallen to the ground because a tornado had knocked them loose. This was going to be a real dilemma.

Papa had to go to a meeting held by the major to discuss the problem. Clouds had fallen everywhere causing problems with traffic and covering people’s homes. People everywhere were finding ways to remove the clouds from the streets and their yards, but the clouds needed to get back into the skies. Can Carla and her father come up with a plan that will help the town with this cloud catastrophe?
Children from the ages of 4-8 are going to enjoy this 28 page picture book. It's simple and cute with great illustrations that are colorful and bright. Children will be curious about the effects this will have on the weather, as well as coming up with more logical solutions to the problem, but this story hits right on with the fictional and entertaining value the author is relaying. Readers can use this story as a break in to educational topics that concern the weather and what clouds can and can’t do. Discussions will certainly abound from it, but the moral of the story is how one little girl used her imagination to solve a potentially big problem. Using our imaginations is what reading a story is all about.


  1. Renee, you are so right that kids using their imaginations is what reading is all about, especially with tall tales like this one.

    Thank you so much for this thorough review. I hope lots of parents and teachers are enticed by your words and check out Carla's Cloud Catastrophe.

  2. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Good luck with all of your future endeavors.

  3. This is such a cute book! My boys are a little older, but being a picture book writer myself, they still really enjoy these types of stories. Great review!


  4. Thanks Rena for stopping. I appreciate it. This really is a cute book.

  5. 4RV Publishing has so many delightful children's picture books, but Beth manages to bring us some wonderful ones. Ginger is one of the most talented illustrator's, too.

    Thanks, Renee, for the review, crating an interest in Carla and her cloud catastrophe.


  6. I am so glad you liked it. Your welcome!

  7. Wonderful review, Renee. This book's concept is fantastic. My grandsons are about in the right age bracket for it - it's on my 'to get' list!

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