A glorious picture book that celebrates diversity, inclusivity and the importance of making friends rather than enemies
Tom McLaughlin has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, including The Story Machine, which has received wonderfully positive reviews and has sparked a number of thought-provoking articles on dyslexia (which Tom understands well, being dyslexic himself). Tom loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing (in no particular order). He lives in Devon.
Galactic resonances call to mind not only Oliver Jeffers'
star-catching protagonists, but also a hint of The Little Prince *
Guardian on UP, UP AND AWAY *
With a spark of magic and touch of McLaughlin's creative genius, this new and unfurling friendship can't help but fuel the reader's imagination * Picture Books Blogger on UP, UP AND AWAY *
Oh the wit, oh, the wisdom, oh the beauty of Tom McLaughlin's whole phenomenal enterprise * Red Reading Hub on UP, UP AND AWAY *
A winner of a book about the power of drawing and storytelling * Oliver Jeffers on THE STORY MACHINE *
Tom McLaughlin's beautifully illustrated book is perfect for imaginative children * Guardian on THE CLOUDSPOTTER *
Dyslexic readers should derive inspiration from this book's message, and delight in the drawings. A charming, rewarding, instructive read * Financial Times on THE CLOUDSPOTTER *