Emily's Balloon

Front Cover
Chronicle Books, Feb 23, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 44 pages
22 Reviews
One day, Emily gets a balloon. By the end of the afternoon, the balloon is no longer just a plaything. Emily and the balloon are friends. But when the balloon blows away, what will Emily do? The beautifully evocative illustrations and the timeless innocence of the story make this deceptively simple book a sure classicsweet, compelling, and filled with the wonder and discovery of friendship.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Sweet and simple illustrations and story. - Goodreads
A heartbreaker with a sad ending - Goodreads
The pictures are very simple yet speak volumes. - Goodreads
Oh I love these illustrations. - Goodreads
great pictures, boring repeatative story. - Goodreads

Review: Emily's Balloon

User Review  - Henry Martin - Goodreads

A heartwarming tale told in simple sentences and accompanied by wonderful illustrations. Read full review

Review: Emily's Balloon

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

That was freaking adorable! And playing house with the balloon! Too cute! Last weekend Lola got a balloon, we tied a spoon to it, and it was SO CUTE! She brushed her teeth with it, and went to bed ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Komako Sakai lives in Japan, and studied art in Tokyo. She worked in textile design before beginning to illustrate children's books. She is the winner of the Japanese Picture Book Prize. This is her first book in English.

Bibliographic information