Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai

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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.

About Komako Sakai

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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.
Published February 23, 2006 by Chronicle Books. 44 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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In this simply worded story about a young girl and her new balloon, Sakai tracks Emily’s interactions with the balloon, which—with the swiftness of youthful affections—rapidly transforms into a devoted and loving relationship.

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Emily and the balloon share a happy afternoon in the garden, picking flowers and making matching leafy crowns, until a gust blows the balloon up into a tree, and it stays there.

May 29 2006 | Read Full Review of Emily's Balloon


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