The Police Cloud by Christoph Niemann

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In this funny and tender picture book for the youngest child, a fluffy cloud gets a job (with the help of his friend the police helicopter) as a police officer. But no matter how hard he tries, the qualities that make him a cloud seem to get in the way of his duties. He blocks the sun at the park instead of helping people and obscures traffic at an intersection instead of directing it. Upset, the cloud starts to cry. And it's his streaming tears—which inadvertently put out a fire in a burning building—that lead him to his true calling in life: as a firefighter!

About Christoph Niemann

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Christoph Niemann's illustrations have frequently appeared on the cover of the New Yorker, and have also graced the pages of the New York Times and Atlantic Monthly. The Police Cloud is Niemann's first picture book. He lives in Berlin.
Published March 13, 2007 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.

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Following in the footsteps of New Yorker colleagues Ian Falconer and Maira Kalman (the latter is depicted on the back dust jacket with an endorsement), magazine illustrator Niemann successfully turns his attention to the picture storybook.

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Publishers Weekly

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Graphic illustrator Niemann, a New Yorker cover artist, makes his picture book debut with an amiable story of a civic-minded cloud.

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BC Books

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Illustrator Christoph Niemann's first book, The Police Cloud, is both a charming story and a visual treat.

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