I Have a Balloon

I Have a Balloon

Illustrated by: Scott Magoon
For Ages: 4 - 8
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“This tightly paced narrative soars.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An owl and a monkey confront jealousy, the fickleness of want, and the influence of other perspectives in this high-energy story.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A definite purchase that will be checked out again and again.” —School Library Journal

Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What will happen next? Hint: this is not a book about sharing.

Owl has a red balloon. Monkey does not. “That red balloon matches my shiny red tie,” says Monkey. “I’d look fancy walking to school with a shiny red balloon. The only thing I’ve ever wanted, since right now, is a shiny, big red balloon. It would make me SO HAPPY!” But Owl does not want to give it to him. So Monkey tries to find something that Owl wants: a teddy bear, a robot, a picture of TEN balloons. Owl does not want any of these things. But then, Monkey offers him…a sock!

Hmmmmm…Owl is intrigued. Will he trade his shiny red balloon with Monkey?
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481472500 | 
  • September 2017 | 
  • Grades P - 3
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About the Author

Ariel Bernstein

Ariel Bernstein is very good at sharing. As long as it’s not movie popcorn and M&M’s. She is the author of I Have a Balloon (which received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews and was a Junior Library Guild Selection) and Where Is My Balloon? She lives in New Jersey with her family, many mismatched socks, and the occasional balloon. Learn more at ArielBernsteinBooks.com.

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