Where Do the Balloons Go?


An enchanting answer to the near-universal question revealing a land of fairies and pet balloons.

When Nick's balloon floats away and Kaya's deflates in a tall tree, their mother tells them about Balloon Land and the fairies that dwell there.

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An enchanting answer to the near-universal question revealing a land of fairies and pet balloons.

When Nick's balloon floats away and Kaya's deflates in a tall tree, their mother tells them about Balloon Land and the fairies that dwell there.

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Where do balloons go? It is an age-old question that is asked when the balloon string slips through fingers and begins its mysterious adventure. This title offers a new version of that magical flight and destination and ties in other fanciful schemes related to the source of the tooth fairy's coins and balloon fairy's recycling scraps into like-new balloons. Nick's bumblebee-shaped balloon escapes and so begins its imaginary escapade to the big castle made of lost balloons. Visitors (readers) spend the day in complicated Balloon Land and celebrate the queen's birthday. One and two-page dramatic color illustrations show off the events against a background of blue skies and white clouds. Enchantment is scarce as one observes the too human-like angels on each overcrowded spread and the bizarre placement of what appears to be false teeth in the pixie and balloon pet smiles. Missing, too, is the customary magic wand. In its place is a strange and dangerous weapon—a big sharp pin. This fantasy (described on the book jacket as a fable) is filled with too many details and fails to create a sense of wonder. Look for the whimsical rhyming tale with its pastel illustrations, Where Do Balloons Go? It is an "Uplifting Mystery" by Jamie Lee Curtis that explores the magic of escaping balloons and expands a young reader's imagination. 2004, Red Rock Press, Ages 5 to 8.
—Barbara Troisi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971437234
  • Publisher: Red Rock Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.04 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2004

    For Children Who Believe in Fairies

    There an uncommon innocence and magical feeling in this book, in both the story and astonishingly-beautiful watercolor paintings. Both my daughter, nine, and son, seven, loved finding out that their lost balloons were repaired by partying fairies high in the clouds, then slipped back to earth. My kids are also gleeful to now 'know' the secret of where the tooth fairies get their shiny quarters.

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