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Emily's Balloon

Emily's Balloon

By Komako Sakai


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One day, Emily gets a balloon. By the end of the afternoon, the balloon is no longer just a plaything. Emily and the balloon are friends. But when the balloon blows away, what will Emily do? The beautifully evocative illustrations and the timeless innocence of the story make this deceptively simple book a sure classicsweet, compelling, and filled with the wonder and discovery of friendship.

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Size: 7-1/2 x 10 in;
Pages: 44 pp;
full color throughout, ages 1-5
Format: Hardcover
Publication: February 2006
ISBN: 9780811852197
ISBN10: 811852199
Komako Sakai lives in Japan, and studied art in Tokyo. She worked in textile design before beginning to illustrate children's books. She is the winner of the Japanese Picture Book Prize. This is her first book in English.

Media Reviews

Awards and honors for Emily's Balloon:

ALA Notable Children's Books 2007
Kirkus Reviews, Best Children's Books of 2006, Best Early Chapter Books
Book Links, Best New Books for the Classroom
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Booklist, starred review
Child magazine, Best Books of 2006
Horn Book Fanfare List, Best Books of 2006