“Fans of Elephant and Piggie will be right at home with the humor and the repartee.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Vibrant art and a comical text make this a great pick for storytime.” —Booklist
Owl and Monkey from I Have a Balloon are back! But what happened to Owl’s balloon? Find out in this hilarious picture book about making mistakes and finding forgiveness.
Owl has a balloon. Monkey has a sock with a star and a perfectly shaped hole. But then Owl asks Monkey to hold his balloon, just for a second. What do you think happens? POP! When Owl returns and asks for his balloon, Monkey offers him everything under the sun...except for the balloon. Can their friendship survive this catastrophe?
Kirkus Reviews praised Owl and Monkey’s first adventure, I Have a Balloon, “This tightly paced narrative soars,” in a starred review.
About the Author
Ariel Bernstein is very good at sharing. As long as it’s not movie popcorn and M&M’s. She is the author of I Have a Balloon (which received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews and was a Junior Library Guild Selection) and Where Is My Balloon? She lives in New Jersey with her family, many mismatched socks, and the occasional balloon. Learn more at ArielBernsteinBooks.com.
Scott Magoon is the author-illustrator of Breathe, a Kirkus Reviews Best Read Aloud, a Huffington Post Best Book of 2014, and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2014; and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot, which Kirkus Reviews called, “Entertaining and clever—and that’s no lie.” Among the many books he has illustrated is Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer, which School Library Journal called, “A fun and delightful read for all children who have both a monsterly and a kind side.” Scott lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Visit him online at ScottMagoon.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Owl and Monkey are back in this hilarious sequel to I Have a Balloon. When Owl asks Monkey to watch his balloon, Monkey has a little too much fun with it and POP! Upon returning, Owl wants to know where his balloon is. Monkey presents a series of objects that are clearly not balloons. Will Monkey tell Owl the truth? Will Owl forgive Monkey? This book will leave children laughing and asking to read it again and again.