Poppy and the Stranger

Poppy and the Stranger

by Eli Jay


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In this fabulous and delightful story for children ages 2 and up, our adorable and sweet Poppy, the Wandering Balloon once again continues on his adventure of learning, fascination, and self-realization. This time, he faces a dark stranger under the moonlight. The stranger appears to follow Poppy no matter what he does, or where he goes. In hopes of escaping from the stranger, Poppy finds his way through the woods, meeting both old and new forest friends. But only Lyndon might have a real solution to Poppy's fear. Read this enchanting story and find out what Poppy learns at the end of his puzzling, but intriguing journey.....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432797522
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/06/2012
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

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Poppy and the Stranger 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
J-Scholtz More than 1 year ago
This book is an original piece of work. Full of suspense and wonderful colorful illustrations for the young ones. It's a great book for reading out loud to your children around the fireplace. Poppy literally learns that sometimes your eyes can play tricks on your mind. Throughout the story, the other characters help Poppy to come up with a solution to his own dilemma, without freely giving him the answers. In the end, it is really up to Poppy to gain enough courage to figure out what he has to do next. This is great, especially if you want to teach your kids how to think for themselves and not to rely on others for the answers. The text is very simple, but again the illustrations are nice and original. I would recommend this one for those age 3 and older.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Poppy the Wondering Balloon is such a cute and very sensitive little fellow. He likes to glide but today he keeps seeing a stranger following him and he is very frightened. He glides into the woods seeking his friend Ollie Owl Poppy crying in alarm that he is being followed to please help him. He ends up going from one wise friend to another trying to get help as to who is following him. Who could this stranger be and why are they following him? Could it be that Poppy is afraid of his own shadow? "The only thing to fear is fear itself." We should not feed into a child's fear. This book is a lesson overcoming the emotions fear can cause. The author did a great job of writing this tale of overcoming fear. The illustrations depict the emotions Poppy was experiencing in great detail. I also like the illustrator;s technique in creating the character and their surroundings. I recommend this book for all our little fearful kiddos. Disclosure I received a free copy of this book from the author/Outskirts Press for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion . A Bostick Communications Promotion.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers Favorite "Poppy and the Stranger," written and illustrated by Eli Jay, is a children's book that takes the reader on an adventure that results in discovering the mystery of shadows. Poppy is a balloon and one night when he is floating along in the night he sees a stranger following him. Poppy panics and tries to escape; however, he continues to be followed. This continues until he goes into the dark woods. Each animal Poppy encounters does not see anyone following him and he is sent to see Lyndon the Bear, the leader of the woods. Lyndon explains to Poppy that the stranger is actually his stranger and sends him out to see for himself. This is a cute story with soothing illustrations. Children will enjoy the colorful expressions and find the book easy to read as there are few words on each page; therefore, it is not overwhelming for children who may be attempting to read it themselves. This story is a good way to help children learn about shadows and relieve some fears that are associated with shadows and darkness. This book can also be used to help children identify and recognize various emotions as Poppy's face is drawn with many different emotions throughout the story. Children will be able to relate to Poppy and determine his various emotions based upon the story and their own personal experiences and how they display their emotions. This book will be a great resource for counselors working with young children.