Sector 7

Sector 7 by David Wiesner

This is a wonderful picture book celebrating creativity and friendship.  It is a story told solely in illustrations, with no text (a few words appear in the illustrations).

A small cloud and a boy become friends on the observatory of the Empire State Building.  The cloud takes the boy flying in the sky - to Sector 7, a kind of dispatch center for clouds.

The small cloud and his friends sneak the boy into Sector 7, avoiding human-looking workers at the check-in station.

The workers at Sector 7 give all the clouds their assignments and send them off.  But, the clouds are not happy with their assignments.  They are told to assume stereotypical fluffy cloud shapes (shown on blueprints given to each cloud).  The clouds show the boy some other shapes they prefer:  three-dimensional stars, block like cube designs, and swirly spheres.


The boy draws them new blueprints - in the shapes of tropical fish and other aquatic creatures.  The Sector 7 workers notice, and try to make the clouds take on the fluffy shapes they were assigned.  The Sector 7 workers find the boy and send him back to the Empire State Building.  The small cloud follows, and stays with the boy.

When they leave the Empire State Building, they see that the sky is full of big clouds in interesting shapes - aquatic creature shapes.


Enjoy the creative clouds, the full-color illustrations, and the story of friendship between the boy and the small cloud.


  1. learningwithmissjenny on January 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I’m going to have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!

  2. bookwormbear on January 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Karen from Kidsmomo on January 16, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Hello, Ms. Bookworm Bear! Just found your blog through the Kid Lit Blog Hop, linking to this review. I also love this book! Are you familiar with “Tuesday,” also by David Wiesner? If not, you should definitely check it out!

  4. bookwormbear on January 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Thanks for the suggestion – I’m not familiar with “Tuesday.” I’ll look for that one. Thanks for stopping by through the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  5. Renee C. on January 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Some of the most powerful messages come from picture books with no text. I haven’t run across this one. The illustrations look beautiful. Thanks for sharing it in the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

    • bookwormbear on January 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by through the Kid Lit Blog Hop! This is a wonderful book with beautifully-done illustrations.

  6. snacksformax on January 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Fantastic! I’m putting this one on our library list.

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