More Than Balloons
More Than Balloons
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More Than Balloons

Written by Lorna Crozier & illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller
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0 - 3
Reading age
26
Page count
AD190L
Lexile measure
Apr 4, 2017
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Delightfully wistful, re-readable title in the crowded expressions-of-love category.

How many original perfect rhymes are there for “balloon”? With lines like “More than the longest day loves June” and “More than a tuba loves a tune,” Crozier shows enough to make a unique addition to the crowded “how much I love you” category of children’s literature. Her various iterations of love are mostly intuitive, though why balloons love the moon in her line “More than balloons love the moon” is a little unclear. (Is it because they float into the sky?) Even where the logic is a stretch, Miller’s wistful illustrations distract readers from pondering such issues; in this instance, a dreamy bundle of balloons in company with a few stuffed-animal type friends float through a charming starry night, subconsciously convincing readers that balloons do in fact love the moon. Wispy lines on every page keep readers moving through the soft story, while the pink skewed color palette give it a sentimental feel. The inclusion of a Halloween page tempts you to put the book on the fall reading list, but doing so would be misplacing it, as other pages treat various seasons of the year, though not necessarily in chronological order. Creative rhyming and beautiful, busy illustrations make this story highly re-readable.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781459810280
Publication Date
April 4, 2017
Publisher
Orca Book Publisher
Page Count
26
Audience
Board
Reading Age
0 - 3 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2016949062
Lexile® Level
AD190L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~G
Est. ATOS® Book Level
~1.7

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