I Have a Balloon (Hardcover)
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781481472500, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
"This tightly paced narrative soars." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "An owl and a monkey confront jealousy, the fickleness of want, and the influence of other perspectives in this high-energy story." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A definite purchase that will be checked out again and again." --School Library Journal Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What will happen next? Hint: this is not a book about sharing. Owl has a red balloon. Monkey does not. "That red balloon matches my shiny red tie," says Monkey. "I'd look fancy walking to school with a shiny red balloon. The only thing I've ever wanted, since right now, is a shiny, big red balloon. It would make me SO HAPPY " But Owl does not want to give it to him. So Monkey tries to find something that Owl wants: a teddy bear, a robot, a picture of TEN balloons. Owl does not want any of these things. But then, Monkey offers him...a sock Hmmmmm...Owl is intrigued. Will he trade his shiny red balloon with Monkey?