Lost balloons. Melted ice cream. Babysitters.
Life as a kid can be pretty daunting. But don’t let these troubles get you down. With the right attitude, a hurdle can become a hammock and an obstacle can become an opportunity!
Veteran picture book creator Jarrett J. Krosoczka teaches kids to look on the bright side of things. With lively illustrations and spot-on humor, It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon champions resilience and helps children navigate childhood indignities while making them laugh at the same time.
When life gives you lemons make lemonade is the theme here, and it’s well done for teaching a lesson, but not one I’d enjoy reading over and over again.
I love that this book teaches to validate emotions and also to look at the bright side of things. :) Both are great skills that are important for every age of life!
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is the author and illustrator of <i>Punk Farm</i>, <i>Peanut Butter and Jellyfish</i>, and <i>Baghead</i>, among numerous other picture books, as well as the popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series. He lives with his family and a pug named Ralph Macchio in Northampton, Massachusetts.