The Raindrop Who Lost His Cloud But Found His Purpose!

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Stewart, a small raindrop, sips on his cloud and contemplates his life purpose. He begins asking others raindrops about their life purposes, and always gets the same response, "To go to the great ocean!" That isn't enough for Stewart. Eventually, in his frustration, Stewart takes a leap of faith and leave the cloud to find his purpose. He soon discovers that everyone, small and large, can accomplish great things.

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Overview

Stewart, a small raindrop, sips on his cloud and contemplates his life purpose. He begins asking others raindrops about their life purposes, and always gets the same response, "To go to the great ocean!" That isn't enough for Stewart. Eventually, in his frustration, Stewart takes a leap of faith and leave the cloud to find his purpose. He soon discovers that everyone, small and large, can accomplish great things.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592983537
  • Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

M. A. Toffle is a mechanical engineer for Seagate Technology. In the past, he has worked for Smith Industries to manufacture access delivery systems for chemotherapy. He was born and raised in northern Minnesota and attended Concordia College and the University of Minnesota Institue of Technology. He has one college-aged son and lives in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

About the Illustrator: Sommer Toffle received her BFA in printmaking with a minor in art education from West Virginia University. She is a coordinator at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. Sommer's artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout Pennsylvania, and she has received the William D. Davis Award for Drawing. Sommer creates paintings, murals, and illustrations for corporations and private collections and is currently pursuing her love for children's book illustration.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

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    Great concept for a book

    Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (11/10)

    Cayden's comments:

    "In this book there is a raindrop and his name is Stewart. He has a face with eyes, a nose, and a mouth, and he even has arms and legs and hair! His head is shaped like a raindrop because it is kind of pointy on top. He lives up in a little cloud in the sky. He gets bored though and wants to know what his purpose is. That is what it says in the title, his purpose. That means that he wants to know what he is there for. He asks some of the other raindrops and they all say the same thing. They want to get bigger and fall to land and go into the big ocean. Stewart doesn't want to do that though. He wants to do something else but he doesn't know what so he asks some other raindrops on different clouds. At the end of the book he figures out what he wants to do though."

    "I liked the pictures of the raindrops in the book because they all had different faces. Most of the pictures kind of looked the same though and they weren't very colorful. I didn't think it was nice when those troublemaker raindrops made fog on the roads though because that is hard for people to drive in the fog. I liked what Stewart decided to do at the end of the book. That was a good idea."

    Parent's comments:

    "The Raindrop Who Lost His Cloud But Found His Purpose!" is one of those books that really make a child think. I enjoyed the discussions about life purposes that this book opened up with my son. M.A. Toffle has created an original book that I think would be best enjoyed by children ages 5 to about 8.

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