The Yellow Balloon
By Charlotte Dematons
(Lemniscaat USA, Hardcover, 9781932425017, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 2004
Categories: Action & Adventure - General
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The author and illustrator of "Worry Bear" brings the same enchanting look to this picture book in which a bright yellow balloon leads young readers on a world tour and beyond. Full color.
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.
"Recalling Anno's classic journeys and the popular Waldo books (not to mention Lamorisse's Red Balloon), a wordless Dutch import invites readers to track a balloon's world travels. . . . Dematons's art is both handsome and engagingly colorful, and the offbeat juxtapositions and cleverly concealed stories add a lot of interest." --The Horn Book
"This stunning offering has broad appeal."--School Library Journal