A Balloon for Isabel

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A Balloon for Isabel

By Deborah Underwood; Laura Rankin (Illustrator)

Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780061779879, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010

Description

Balloons are bright and floaty and shiny and perfect.

More than anything else in the whole wide world, Isabel wants a balloon. Everyone will get one on Graduation Dayeveryone except the porcupines, because Porcupines + Balloons = Trouble

But Isabel isn't going to settle for another boring bookmark. She has a plan. . . .



About the Author
Deborah Underwood grew up in Walla Walla, Washington. In 2001, Deborah decided to start writing stories for kids. She is now the author of over fifty books for children, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Quiet Book", "The Loud Book", and "Here Comes the Easter Cat".When she s not writing, you might find her singing in a chamber choir, playing a ukulele (very badly), walking around in Golden Gate Park, baking vegan cookies, or petting any dogs, cats, pigs, or turkeys that happen to be nearby.

Laura Rankin is the illustrator of "Rabbit Ears", "S""wan"" ""Harbor", and "The Handmade Alphabet". She lives in York Beach, Maine.


Praise For A Balloon for Isabel

“Entertainingly told and sweetly satisfying.”
-ALA Booklist

“Authentic dialogue, a touch of humor, and Isabel’s ingenious invention make this tale of desire and determination a keeper.”
-School Library Journal

“Sure to delight even the prickliest of readers.”
-Kirkus Reviews