Jordan Crane’s The Clouds Above is a children’s book in the form of a comic, a fun and magical fantasy in the vein of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, which is imaginatively and colorfully illustrated.

Simon and his ’fraidy cat, Jack (a kind of Jiminy Cricket), are so late to school one day that they are locked out. They manage to get inside, only to be chased onto the roof by their evil dictator of a teacher.

Once there, they find a staircase leading into the clouds. They decide to climb it and enter a magical and terrifying world.

It’s here that they meet and befriend Perch, a crying cloud. Together they set off on an exciting adventure. This is a nice tale for children.

Grade: A-

The Clouds Above is currently available.