Balloon Toons


By Ethan Long
(Blue Apple Books, Paperback, 9781609052027, 40pp.)

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Elephant, Alligator, and Stork share poolside hijinks as they mix up their towels, tussle over ice cream, and compare diving styles. Best-selling author/illustrator Ethan Long brings his energetic and engaging style to this delightful story of poolside fun and summertime friendship.

About the Author

Ethan Long grew up in Pennsylvania and later attended the Ringling School of Art and Design. His early list of prominent clients included Nickelodeon Studios, Scholastic, Barnes and Noble and Harcourt. Ethan's career then led him into children's books. He also decided to try his hand at an animated television series and created "Tasty Time With ZeFronk!", a short-form animated preschool series currently airing on Playhouse Disney. His work has earned many awards and has been included in the prestigious Society of Illustrators shows in Los Angeles and New York. Ethan lives in Florida with his wife and three children. The author lives in Florida.

Praise For Balloon Toons

"I should mention that I also got a sneaky peek look at a little of the Spring 2011 list and found something entirely unexpected. There is a book on there that I want. A cumulative book. A cumulative book that's by Ethan Long. I like Long just fine, but I've been waiting for years for the perfect Long book to come out so that I could review it. I believe that my prayers have been answered with the appearance of The Book That Zack Wrote. I've never seen a cumulative tale that actually made me laugh before. Somehow or other, Long has managed it. But you'll just have to wait to see what I mean..." --Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse #8 blog on the School Library Journal website

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