Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Children’s Book Review – Carla’s Cloud Catastrophe by Beth Bence Reinke

Title: Carla’s Cloud Catastrophe

Written by: Beth Bence Reinke

Illustrated by: Ginger Nielson

Soft cover: 24 pages

Ages: 4-8

Publisher: 4RV Publishing, LLC

Print ISBN 13: 978-0-982-8346-0-2

Published: June 2011

Retail Price: $13.99

A joyful birthday celebration long planned comes to a screeching halt when it appears the sky is falling. Not to be stalled by the clouds that have blanketed her town, Carla is determined to make her way home with her special birthday cake.

However, her father, the Director of Transportation has other plans. Taking the lead in solving this unusual catastrophe they join the mayor at town hall for an emergency meeting. Will the adults practical solutions or Carla’s imagination solve the cloud catastrophe in time to enjoy Carla’s birthday party or will the town stay blanketed by clouds forever?

What better way to spark the interest of science in our young muses but through this imaginative story. Children’s author Beth Bence Reinke brings the questions “what is a cloud” and “how do they float” to life in this laugh out loud story, which will surely create lively discussions both in and outside the classroom.

Carla’s Cloud Catastrophe would not be complete without Ginger Nielson’s vivid and clever illustrations; making Carla’s story a true gem for libraries, classrooms, and homes throughout the world.

Autographed copies are available through Beth Bence Reinke's website:

Illustrator: Ginger Nielson


Publisher: 4RV Publishing

Direct from 4RV Publishing:

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Cute idea and cute cover!
    I wonder if it will rain in the book.

    Morgan Mandel

  2. Morgan, that's a great question! Weather plays a big role in the story, so perhaps... ";o)

    And yes, Ginger did a great job on the cover and with bringing Carla to life!

  3. Clever storyline and great cover! Best wishes with you book.

    Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing

  4. It was a joy working with Beth on this book and how wonderful to see it come alive with Ginger's lively illustrations! It is a great stepping stone for kids to explore weather and the significance of clouds!

  5. Thanks for your support, Karen and Barbara! ";o)


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