A Balloon for Isabel
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 Day—everyone except the porcupines, because Porcupines + Balloons = Trouble
But Isabel isn't going to settle for another boring bookmark. She has a plan. . . .
Praise For A Balloon for Isabel…
— 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
Greenwillow Books, 9780061779879, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2010
About the Author
Deborah Underwood is the author of The Quiet Book, illustrated by Renata Liwska, and Granny Gomez and Jigsaw, illustrated by Scott Magoon. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Ginger Foglesong Gibson is the author of numerous books for children, including the bilingual favorites ¡Fiesta!, Siesta, and ¡Bravo! She graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in early childhood education, and now lives in Seattle, Washington.
Laura Rankin is the creator of The Handmade Alphabet, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, and Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie. She is the illustrator of many other books for children, including A Balloon for Isabel, by Deborah Underwood. She lives in Easton, Maryland.