Friday, March 6, 2015

The Lost (and Found) Balloon by Celeste Jenkins - ADVISABLE

Jenkins, Celeste  The Lost (and Found) Balloon Illustrated by Maria Bogade  Aladdin, 2012.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.   

Molly ties a note to a red balloon and then lets the helium take the balloon into the air.  We watch the balloon go high into the sky, so high that there is no sound, and then when the balloon gets tired it comes back to the earth.  A little girl named Katie finds the balloon with the note and realizes that it belongs to the house next door, Katie and Molly become fast friends.  

 The illustrations in this book are fantastic.  The story of what happens to a balloon when it goes into the sky is told with a creative twist at the end to have it come back down next door.  The writing is lyrical and easy to read.   

EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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