Emily's Balloon

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Chronicle Books, Feb 23, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 44 pages
4 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.

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User Review  - MarandaJC - LibraryThing

This book is about a little girl who has a balloon as a friends but slowly the balloon starts to deflate. She learns that the balloon will always be her friends but is sad at the same time. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Author and illustrator Sakai's gracefully executed tale illuminates the pure joy with which toddlers embrace even the most ordinary occurrences. In this simply worded story about a young girl and her ... Read full review

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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.