Beautifully written tale of a boy and his beloved balloon. Every kid can connect with the exciting feeling of friendship built with a balloon tied to their wrist. The hardest part is when you see the face of a little one as they watch their balloon fly away.
The playful rhyme scheme of this book is matched by the beauty of its illustrations. It is an absolute MUST book for every child’s library. Not only will your child connect with the painful memories of the balloon, but as a parent you will be invited to talk about the feelings of loss.
My kids love this book and I am proud to recommend it to all parents looking to share the love of literature with their child.
” Picture book that offers a uniquely uplifting perspective on loss.
World on a String is the story of a young boy, Charlie, who finds and befriends a big red balloon. Soon, Charlie and his balloon become best friends. They play together. They go to school together. They do everything together.
Then, one night, Charlie’s balloon comes untied in a thunderstorm. At first, Charlie is very sad. He imagines that his friend is lost, tangled and all alone.
However, by remembering the happy times they shared, Charlie is able to shift his perspective, deal with his loss and, ultimately, he imagines his balloon as a very important part of the starry sky.
Illustrator: Danny Popovici “
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