Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It's Tough to Lose Your Balloon

It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon
Jarrett J. Krosoczk
Knopf Books, 2015. Picture book.

The premise is simple. The author first introduces a sad childhood event like, “It’s tough to lose your balloon.” And then on the next page offers a positive idea to counter that: “But it’ll make Grandma smile from the sky” when she sees it floating past her airplane. Including experiences that all children have dealt with, such as melting ice cream, broken toys, and scraped knees, this book offers a new way to look at things with resiliency and positivity. A great resource for parents and teachers who want to help children gain a new perspective on life’s disappointments.

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