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Book Review/Giveaway: My Yellow Balloon. Ends Feb 20th

My Big Yellow Balloon

My Yellow Balloon by Tiffany Papageorge, illustrated by Erwin Madrid

About the Book: It all started at the carnival. That is where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joeys wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend? Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader. Honest, unflinching, and ultimately reassuring, this book will resonate with anyone who has endured the darkness of grief, while offering hope for brighter days ahead.

My Review: This is a story about a boy dealing with the loss of his favorite Balloon. It also gives an insight to the meaning of grief and loss, and how children handle both.

The carnival had come to town and Joey was so excited that his parents could barely keep up with him. Then he saw hundreds of big, bright balloons and couldn’t wait to get one. The balloon man handled him a big bright yellow balloon with a string tied to Joey’s wrist. Joey spent every moment with the balloon playing until one day the balloon slipped off his wrist and floated away. He called for his big bight yellow to come back and watch it as it disappeared into the sky. Joey was angry, confused and sad for days and wish this balloon would come back. Not even a new toy will make him happy until…. You will have to buy the book to see if there was a happy ending.

This is a great book to help children with situations like this whether it’s their favorite toy, pet or a loss of a love one.

The illustrations by Erwin Madrid are wonderfully beautiful, bright and bold. The brightness of the colors help tells the happy days and the dark gray colors, the not so happy days which general help tell the story and bring it to life. I highly recommend this book for school libraries.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from New Shelves Distribution in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


48 pages

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Giveaway Ends Feb 20th, 2015

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #3 – Lavonne Yates

January 30, 2015 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Pretty sure all of us have experienced that as a child….and even today hate it when a balloon flies away.

    Comment by Ronda Garnett | January 30, 2015 | Reply

  2. I remember how hard it was to find books like this a few years back.Fortunately there seem to be a few out there to help the little ones deal with loss and grief. Thanks for another great giveaway.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | January 31, 2015 | Reply

  3. First off wow, So many kids go threw a loss, if its a loss of a family member or friend to a pet or the loss of a fav. toy. My kids took it hard when we lost our beagle several months back. From what I read above this will be a great book for any parent for their kids so they can learn how to deal with a loss of any kind. I wish books like this where available when I was a kid, I would hand it down to my kids.

    Comment by Lavonne Yates | February 18, 2015 | Reply

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