A ball must learn to deal with his envy when a floating balloon has him feeling down in this simple and relatable story that reminds little ones that being different is what makes you special.
Balloon can soar, he can fly, he can dip, duck, and hover—all on his own.
Balloon is full of gas. He knows it, too. It makes Ball feel grounded by gravity.
Balloon is super special. What if Ball is not so special?
Turns out Ball’s got some moves of his own.
About the Author
Rob Sanders is a writer who teaches and a teacher who writes. Every day he goes to Mintz Elementary School in Brandon, Florida, to teach kids about books and words and reading and writing. Then he heads back home to write books for children. On weekends and holidays, you might find him hanging with his dog, Baxter; spending time at the beach with his great-nieces and -nephews; or talking with other children’s writers. Nothing makes his heart dance more than hearing boys and girls say, “Read it again!”
Born and raised in California, Helen Yoon graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BS in chemistry and from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. She writes and draws for a living. She is fond of sabbaticals.