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My yellow balloon

by Papageorge, Tiffany,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E PAP
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JUV E PAP
Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J CONC Papa
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  J CONC Papa
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PAPAGEORGE
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PAPAGEORGE
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Oakmont Carnegie Library Easy Fiction E PAP
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Easy Fiction
Call Number  E PAP
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP ALL PAPAGEORGE
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Unavailable (1)
Location Collection Status
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book CHECKED OUT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
It all started at the carnival. . . .

That's where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey's wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend?

Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader.

Honest, unflinching, and ultimately reassuring, My Yellow Balloon will resonate with anyone who has endured the darkness of grief, while offering hope for brighter days ahead.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Papageorge sets her nostalgic debut in an unspecified period in the early 20th century, imagining a time when rocking horses, tire swings, and dominoes were all the entertainment a boy might need. The boy in this case is named Joey, and his eyes gleam as he explores a carnival with his parents, receiving a yellow balloon from a "ripe old man" selling them. Joey and his balloon are inseparable, but the relationship is short-lived: playing in the sandbox, "somehow, some way, it slipped off his wrist." In the story's most effective moment, readers turn the book sideways, and a gatefold spread opens to emphasize the gulf of sky between Joey and the balloon. Papageorge and Madrid give substantial weight and attention to Joey's emotional life, but the story's impact is weakened by purple prose ("The cool air wrapped around him while the dark clouds of spring hung like huge sacks of treasured rain") and artwork that, while polished, manipulatively pulls on heartstrings (Joey's world literally turns gray after the balloon disappears). Rather than sharing Joey's sorrow, readers may just feel sorry for him. Ages 4-8. (BookLife) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Balloons -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Loss (Psychology) in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Balloons -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Madrid, Erwin, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Includes a fold-out page.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780990337003
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