Saturday, April 18, 2015

My Hot Air Balloon

This book by Karen Karr would make a wonderful bedtime story for little kids.

It's imaginative and has just enough soothing repetition.

I love the way the kid in the story imagines floating in the sky and seeing everything from up there. In fact, maybe I shouldn't admit it, but it makes me want to go up in a hot air balloon myself, and I'm a grown-up!

The author briefly mentions that God created everything seen from the sky, but the book isn't at all teachy-preachy.

And the illustrations by Leigh Drzycimski capture the mood of the story perfectly.

My Hot Air Balloon is definitely a good picture book.

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