Thursday, February 21, 2013

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air
By Jonathan Fenske
Penguin Young Readers, 2012. 31 pages. Easy reader.

Love is in the Air is a sweet, breezy read. It's a classic tale, in which Balloon meets Kite and falls in love. The two break free of their strings and are carried off into the wind. They make the most of their freedom, dancing and creating shapes in the clouds, and basking in the warm sun. When the wind stops blowing, they are faced with a tragic separation as lack of wind makes Kite drift down while Balloon floats up. Eventually Balloon meets Bird- rather, Bird's beak- and pops, spiraling into a dizzying descent. He is caught in the treetops by his beloved Kite. They, of course, live happily ever after.

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