World on a String

World on a String

by Larry Phifer


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When his best friend, a big red balloon, comes untied in a thunderstorm, Charlie is overcome with sadness. However, inspired by the happy memories of his best friend, Charlie is able to shift his perspective and, ultimately, he imagines his balloon on an amazing journey into the starry night.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988698406
Publisher: Storytime Works
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 11.40(w) x 13.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Larry Phifer loves everything about picture books: small words, big pictures, happy endings. "It's the perfect formula," says Larry. "I've never read Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You or Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree and not felt happier than I did before. In any case, the good ones move you." Larry wrote World on a String because, like his protagonist, Charlie, he lost something very special. A native Texan, Larry lives in his hometown of El Paso, with his beautiful wife and four crazy dogs.

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World on a String 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a beautiful message. Like "The Giving Tree" or "Oh, The Places You'll Go," this book will be appreciated by adults and children. 
book4children More than 1 year ago
When I saw the cover for this book, I knew I had to read it. The artwork is beautiful, warm, and comforting. It is a story about a boy that loses his best friend, and has to find peace through his grief. It is a beautiful, uplifting story that gently addresses an issue that most of us face from time to time. The text is written in rhyme that flows nicely and is easy to read. This is also available as an ebook and as an app.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully illustrated, touching story that helps children deal with loss. Love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a different kind of picture book and I really enjoyed it. It's a simple and wonderful story about friendship and loss (with a happy ending), and is beautifully illustrated by Popovici. Highly recommended!