Saturday, July 30, 2016

Three Magic Balloons by Paul Margulies -OPTIONAL

Margulies, Paul Three Magic Balloons Random House, 2016 $17.99.  PICTURE BOOK
This book features three kindhearted little girls. After a trip to the zoo, they are rewarded for their kind deeds with magical balloons. After they tie the balloons to their bed that night, they are awaken into a magical journal.
This book just didn’t come together for me. Its nice that the girls fed zoo animals rather than buying themselves gifts, but that moral doesn’t tie into the story very smoothly. Overall I thought the story was quiet odd and felt like one of those crazy dreams you have when you eat too much sugar. As a family story, the adult children who made this book in honor of their fathers story obviously  have a personal connection to the story, but I wouldn’t add this to my library.
EL(K-3)  –OPTIONAL  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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