Cumie, the Brave Little Cloud
About the Book
Cumie is a happy little-girl cumulus cloud, born of water vapor sent skyward by Mother Earth. She enjoys floating and sightseeing, but becomes worried as she grows older and more sluggish, and learns that she soon will exist no more. However, she realizes that her rain is dearly welcomed by thirsty people, animals and plants, by dry lakes and rivers -- and as Cumie fades from being, she ultimately takes pride in this true purpose of her life.
About the Author
KURT WEHRMEISTER, after earning a journalism degree from the University of Illinois in 1979, spent his career in editorial and production of newspapers and magazines, in corporate communications and media relations, and as an award-winning local columnist. He helped raise his two sons in Geneva, Illinois, where he had grown up (and where he forged a lifelong friendship with Kathryn Nagel’s father, Rick Nagel). He is now semiretired and residing with his wife Paige in Santa Rosa, California – where he looks forward to reading Cumie’s story to their five grandchildren.
KATHRYN NAGEL, a graduate of the Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design, is a freelance artist and children’s book illustrator from Geneva, Illinois. “Cumie” is her first children’s book. Among other projects, she is presently writing and illustrating “Expressionisms,” a book of fun and funny characters created through delightful twists of common English idioms.