Author: Tiffany Papageorge
Publisher: Minoan Moon Publishing
Genre: Children’s Books
Source: Alyssa Livolsi
Goodreads: It all started at the carnival. That is where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joeys wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend? Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader. Honest, unflinching, and ultimately reassuring, this book will resonate with anyone who has endured the darkness of grief, while offering hope for brighter days ahead.
Emma’s Opinion: Emma’s Papa read her this book on our last visit. It kept both their attention. Emma wanted to read it again and again. She is starting to read and wanted to know each word so she could read it next time.
The bright pictures on each page kept her eyes glued to the book.
As Emma hasn’t lost anyone in her life yet, I am not sure she understood the connection between loosing a ballon and loosing someone. When the time comes, I would definitely pull this book back out.