It’s Christmas time and you’ve been wracking your brain trying to find the perfect gift that will teach your loved ones about the cloud in a simple and entertaining way. What to do?

Fortunately for you, Santa has a new elf this year—Forrest Brazeal—who is part AWS Serverless Hero, part skilled cartoonist, and part cloud guru.

Yes, it’s a cartoon book about the cloud! 


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The Read Aloud Cloud


No, I didn’t think it could be done either, but Forrest pulled it off with a twinkle in his eyes and little round belly that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

One of the many five-star reviews:

The Read Aloud Cloud is a delightful book. It’s 165 pages of hand-drawn cartoons, entertaining verse, and hard-won wisdom.

It truly is a load of fun to flip through. I read it to my kids (8 & 6), and they love it. I’ll share it with my parents so they can finally understand what I do. I learned a ton about the history of computing and of course all the ways that we as humans stumble through making our computers do what we want.


Here’s my email interview with Forrest Brazeal on The Read Aloud Cloud: An Innocent’s Guide to the Tech Inside. Enjoy. And happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


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