WHERE IS MY BALLOON? illustrated by Scott Magoon (Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, January 22, 2019). Owl and Monkey from I Have a Balloon are back! But what happened to Owl’s balloon? Find out in this hilarious picture book about making mistakes and finding forgiveness.
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Praise for WHERE IS MY BALLOON?
- "Good for storytimes on honesty and sharing." --Kirkus Reviews
- "An engaging read-aloud" --Gay Lynn Van Vleck, School Library Journal
- "Vibrant art and a comical text make this a great pick for storytime." --Vivian Alvarez, Booklist Online
- "This is a book about the importance of being honest but it is also hilarious." --Kristin Guay, Youth Services Book Review, 5 Starred Review ★★★★★
- A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2019!
- A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding Merit selection!
- A 2020 Indiana Library Federation Read Aloud Pick!
- Nominated for the 2020 Redbud Read-Aloud Award!
I HAVE A BALLOON, illustrated by Scott Magoon (Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Fall 2017). Monkey desperately wants Owl's balloon and tries everything to get what he wants—this is NOT a book about sharing.
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Praise for I HAVE A BALLOON:
- ★ "With an open-ended, wordless conclusion inviting predictions and possibilities, 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 from debut author Bernstein and illustrator Magoon (I Will Not Eat You)." --Publisher's Weekly, starred review
- "A definite purchase that will be checked out again and again." --School Library Journal, Barbara Spiri, Southborough Library, MA
- "The allure of other folks’ stuff will be well understood by the audience, and both Monkey’s histrionic arguments and Owl’s smug refusals are cleverly captured in Magoon’s expressive cartoon critters. The dialogue is perfectly tuned for a two-voice readaloud, and much of the vocabulary is easy enough that one of those voices could be a novice reader. The book never suggests sharing as a possible solution to this perennial problem, but maybe you don’t need to share if everyone’s content with what they have." --EB, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
- A Junior Library Guild Selection for Fall 2017
- A CCBC Choices for 2018
- A Kansas NEA Reading Circle List Primary Title
- Nominated for a 2017 Cybils Award. Thank you, Jenna Grodzicki for the nomination!