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Pop Flop's Great Balloon Ride
     

Pop Flop's Great Balloon Ride

by Nancy Abruzzo, Noel Chilton (Illustrator)
 

Pop Flop's great balloon adventure begins on a chilly October morning during Balloon Fiesta. Get up! It's time to see the balloons! Soon there's fire in the sky like dragon's breath as the first hot-air balloons take to the skies: it's the Dawn Patrol! Suitable for ages 4-8.

Overview

Pop Flop's great balloon adventure begins on a chilly October morning during Balloon Fiesta. Get up! It's time to see the balloons! Soon there's fire in the sky like dragon's breath as the first hot-air balloons take to the skies: it's the Dawn Patrol! Suitable for ages 4-8.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gwynne Spencer
PopFlop the stuffed bunny gets to take a balloon ride during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (every October—the largest one in the world) one chilly morning. His adventure takes him high above the launch field where he can see the Rio Grande, the Sandia Tram and all the excitement on the ground. Written by balloon pilot Nancy Abruzzo, this is a lovely little story that explains a little about ballooning—how they launch, how they land—in the eyes of a small child. Also available is PopFlop's Activity Book, a classroom-oriented activity book that includes reproducible puzzles for older children. It is available free when you buy the book from the Abruzzo-Anderson Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, or $5 if you order from the author at NancyAbruzzo@aol.com. In addition to a concise explanation of how balloons work, the activities introduce vocabulary like altitude, parts of the balloon, ballooning history, types of balloons. Like Hot Air Henry by Mary Calhoun, PopFlop explains ballooning without being didactic and offers the young reader a story with a child who stays on the ground (some stories put a child or an animal in control of a balloon—even though it is a registered aircraft and pilots must be licensed). A gentle introduction for little people! Reviewer: Gwynne Spencer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890134757
Publisher:
Museum of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,031,243
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 11.42(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Author Nancy Abruzzo is a Santa Fe native and a balloon pilot. She is active with the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

Noël Chilton is an Albuquerque native who illustrates and translates children's books.

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