Writer and illustrator Charlotte Dematons brings the same enchanting look to this picture book that made her Worry Bear and Looking for Cinderella so successful. Lovely watercolors portray a great and diverse planet teeming with life at all times of day and night. People and animals of every shape, color, size, and costume are seen, busy at work and play. As the yellow balloon floats through many time periods - ancient, medieval, and contemporary - and realms both natural and supernatural, young readers can also look for the small blue car, the fakir on his flying carpet, and the scoundrel in prison garb. This story will fascinate young readers as they embark on a lively and fun-filled journey around the globe.
|Product dimensions:||9.88(w) x 13.14(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Charlotte Dematons studied illustration and design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Arts in Amsterdam. She beautifully illustrated the 200 fairy tales of Grimm in full color and was awarded the prestigious Silver Brush for this in 2006.
What People are Saying About This
"Recalling Anno's classic journeys and the popular Waldo books (not to mention Lamorisse's Red Balloon), a wordless Dutch import invites readers to track a balloon's world travels. . . . Dematons's art is both handsome and engagingly colorful, and the offbeat juxtapositions and cleverly concealed stories add a lot of interest." The Horn Book
"A delightful ride for armchair travelers."Publishers Weekly
"This stunning offering has broad appeal."School Library Journal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wordless picture book about a yellow balloon that travels the worlds. This book would be great to teach geography. Students could guess based on the pictures what part of the world the balloon has traveled.
A wordless picture book about a yellow balloon's trip around the world. The pictures were amazing and one could spend a great deal of time on each one but I though some of them were too busy. As a reader this book was not able to hold my interest and as I moved from page to page I spent less and less time on each. In a classroom this would be a good book to have for students to look at and get ideas for their writing. I would use this in a mini lesson and show one picture and have each student write one line about what is going on and create a class story from their ideas.