Monday, October 13, 2014

31 Days of NEW Kids Picture Books: Day 13

My Red Balloon by Kazuaki Yamada. May 2014.

From Amazon: "A little girl begins a happy bus outing with her beautiful red balloon. But when the balloon suddenly flies away, the bus driver and a passenger bear gallantly help follow the balloon. A wild chase begins and along the way a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a giraffe all join in to help as they follow the wayward balloon. And when a bird pecks the balloon with its beak, the result makes all their effort seem in vain, but the little girl’s new friends once again come to the rescue with just the right words of comfort."

My thoughts: This book is very simple, both in the storyline itself and the amount of words on a page. It's very easy for a child to point out the balloon on each page, as well as identifying the different animals. The ending makes me wish I had read it during my red storytime earlier this year!

Age: Baby/toddler and up

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