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Balloonia

Balloonia

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by Audrey Wood
     
 

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When a princess who behaves like a dragon meets a dragon who would like to be a princess, there are unexpected results. A story for children who don't always succeed in being well-behaved.

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When a princess who behaves like a dragon meets a dragon who would like to be a princess, there are unexpected results. A story for children who don't always succeed in being well-behaved.

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Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
Jessica and Matthew cannot agree where balloons go when children are done with them. Matthew believes that all balloons go to Balloonia, a country all their own, where everything and everyone is made of balloons. Mean-spirited Jessica vehemently disagrees and so she refuses to let her balloon go. It is destined to "shrivel up to nothing." When she is asleep that night, Jessica magically turns into a balloon and flies off to Balloonia with her captive balloon. Once there, she discovers how magical the land is and demands that she be allowed to partake of all the wonders. As evening falls, Jessica is warned that she must return to own world or she will lose all of her air. She refuses and states her intention of becoming queen of Balloonia. In this, she does not get her way and begins shriveling like a balloon. It is only as Jessica is plopped safely back into her own bed on Earth that she agrees with Matthew that balloons do indeed go to Balloonia. This is an awful book all the way around. The idea of the story is great but the execution is not. The illustrations are, for the most part, utterly unappealing. Save your money for other much more memorable Audrey Wood books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904550495
Publisher:
Child's Play-International
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Child's Play Library
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
175,254
Product dimensions:
9.62(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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