The Yellow Balloon by Charlotte Dematons

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Writer and illustrator Charlotte Dematons brings the same enchanting look to this picture book that made her Worry Bear and Looking for Cinderella so successful. Lovely watercolors portray a great and diverse planet teeming with life at all times of day and night. People and animals of every shape, color, size, and costume are seen, busy at work and play. As the yellow balloon floats through many time periods - ancient, medieval, and contemporary - and realms both natural and supernatural, young readers can also look for the small blue car, the fakir on his flying carpet, and the scoundrel in prison garb. This story will fascinate young readers as they embark on a lively and fun-filled journey around the globe.

About Charlotte Dematons

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Charlotte Dematons studied illustration and design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Arts in Amsterdam. She beautifully illustrated the 200 fairy tales of Grimm in full color and was awarded the prestigious Silver Brush for this in 2006.
Published March 31, 2004 by Lemniscaat USA. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A lost balloon leads a tiny SUV, and armchair tourists who are willing to follow, on a wordless, globe-spanning chase—through busy urban, rural, arctic, desert, mountain, savannah, tropical island, and spooky forest scenes, all seen in wide-angle aerial views.

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In the tradition of books that invite readers to locate tiny objects in big pictures, Dematons (Worry Bear ) creates a wordless journey around the world in pursuit of a drifting yellow balloon.

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