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I Have a Balloon

Written by Ariel Bernstein & illustrated by Scott Magoon
4.25 / 7.0
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Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What will happen next? Hint: this is not a book about sharing.

Owl has a red balloon. Monkey does not. “That red balloon matches my shiny red tie,” says Monkey. “I’d look fancy walking to school with a shiny red balloon. The only thing I’ve ever wanted, since right now, is a shiny, big red balloon. It would make me SO HAPPY!” But Owl does not want to give it to him. So Monkey tries to find something that Owl wants: a teddy bear, a robot, a picture of TEN balloons. Owl does not want any of these things. But then, Monkey offers him…a sock!

Hmmmmm…Owl is intrigued. Will he trade his shiny red balloon with Monkey?

What Kind of Book is I Have a Balloon

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Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.25 / 7.0

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Who Wrote I Have a Balloon

Ariel Bernstein

Ariel Bernstein is very good at sharing. As long as it’s not movie popcorn and M&M’s. She is the author of <i>I Have a Balloon</i> (which received starred reviews from <i>School Library Journal </i>and <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>and was a Junior Library Guild Selection) and <i>Where Is My Balloon?</i> She lives in New Jersey with her family, many mismatched socks, and the occasional balloon. Learn more at

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Who Illustrated I Have a Balloon

Scott Magoon

Scott Magoon has been designing, writing, and illustrating books for young readers since 2003. He lives in Reading, Massachusetts.

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September 26, 2017

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