Please Bring Balloons

Please Bring Balloons

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803738782
  • 32 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 3-5 years


Every day can be an adventure. Especially if you bring balloons.

Ever wondered what it would be like to ride a carousel right off its platform?  As Emma discovers, all it takes is a handful of balloons and a very kind polar bear to show you the way.  This soaring story of friendship, between a carousel bear and the little girl who noticed him, will take readers to the arctic and back—in time for bedtime, of course—and remind them anything is possible.  Even flying.


Now a Huffington Post Honorable Mention for Best Picture Book of 2013!

“A fantastic adventure.” – The New York Times

“It’s a gentle story of everyday magic, with artwork that should keep readers coming back.” – Publishers Weekly

“With balloons and a carousel taking center stage, this nocturnal fantasy will provide a pleasurable lift for young audiences.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Ward combines prints of maps and colorful paper to lend a whimsical and jaunty air to the pair’s nighttime escapade.” – School Library Journal

“Cut-paper collage illustrations, which include maps and algebraic equations, play against a starry night sky, creating a beautiful backdrop for a flight of fancy. Little kids, balloon and carousel lovers one and all, will enjoy this magical romp from the creator of When Blue Met Egg.” – Booklist
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