Where Do The Balloons Go?
Written by Elena Davis Hardcover $16.95
Illustrations by Anna Jurinich
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Featured in Publishers Weekly
This enchanting answer to a near-universal question reveals a land where fairies patch balloons and slide down the necks of their pet balloon-giraffes. Over twenty original paintings by the prizewinning Yugoslav-American artist, Anna Jurinich, introduce balloon fairies, winged charmers who eat the hot-air insides of popovers and recycle their like-new balloons in aid of their pals, the tooth fairies.
From Where Do the Balloons Go?The plot, action sequences and language use in Where Do the Balloons Go? have been vetted (and improved) by kindergarten through grade-four teachers and their students at the Trinity School in New York, New York.
Reviewed in Foreword Magazine
by Anne Stewart
"Big pages burst with color and light, framed by a sky-blue background. The fairies are child-like, wearing simple shifts in a rainbow of colors and small white-feathered wings perched between their shoulders. The award-winning illustrator has shown her watercolors in New York galleries and has illustrated cookbooks. These are her first children's illustrations, and they evoke a timeless quality on each page, with a carefully constructed, dreamy cloudscape. Her color palette offers a gentle kind of delight."
Reviewed on KidsBookshelf.com
by Christina Lewis
"A delightful fantasy that will have you wondering the next time you see a balloon go up and up in the sky until it disappears. (Ages 4-8)"
Reviewed in Midwest Book Review
"Where Do The Balloons Go? is a charming children's picturebook fantasy by Elena Davis about the magical place of Balloon Land, where balloons fairies and their balloon pets live. One day a year is the birthday party of the Balloon Fairy Queen; it is a joyful time, but also dangerous, as it is the one day in which a terrible weapon becomes uncovered - a big sharp pin! A delightful and fantastic romp of fun and imagination, splendidly illustrated in full color by Anna Jurinich, Where Do The Balloons Go? is simply wonderful reading and a recommended addition to school and community library collections."
Reviewed in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"Where Do the Balloons Go? (Red Rock Press, $16.95) is an elaborate creation. Where do the balloons go after they slip a child's grasp and float away? What about the ones snagged in the trees?
"Just as ancient peoples invented tales to explain what they didn't understand, author Davis spins a fantastical fable about lost balloons. They go to balloon fairies who live on clouds. There's a castle made of lost balloons, with a queen, and balloon mice playing flutes and drums, and fairy children riding balloon horses and sliding down balloon giraffes.
"The tooth fairies are there, too. Those lost teeth come in handy for the fairy children who need them to crunch through a birthday-party feast. Large paintings by Anna Jurinich bring this fairy tale to life."
You can also buy Where Do the Balloons Go? as part of a one-stop party package.
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Forget about an expensive, hard-to-plan and over-wrought birthday party! Birthday Party in a Bag includes a hardcover copy of the acclaimed new children's book, Where Do The Balloons Go? (for children ages 3-8) by Elena Davis, which is about a splendid birthday party in Balloonland, where balloon fairies (of both genders) live with their balloon pets.
This over-sized book makes a splendid birthday present, and reading it aloud is just part of your party fun!
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You'll want to make sure that your child's guests all get a good look at the glorious paintings by the award-winning artist Anna Jurinich because they are also key to the party entertainment!
Birthday Party in a Bag includes a professional easy-to-use balloon pump, which will serve you reliably for your Where Do The Balloons Go? party, and for years to come. Plus you get 100 special, pencil balloons and simple directions for making the party hats and critters featured in the story. (You can make these beforehand if you prefer.)
The one certainty is that Birthday Party in a Bag can turn any adult into a gifted children's entertainer!! Just add a cake and the right number of candles and you have a complete birthday party including gift and favors.
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