Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, she lived in New York City for 10 years before relocating down to Dixie, where she is comfortably growing fat on grits and barbecue. When not writing, she can be find rock-climbing, skydiving, taking photographs, drawing pictures, and dragging her dog on ridiculously long hikes. More here. […]
Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: March 14th 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
- The book was so cute it made me want to cry.
- Me, sobbing with a picturebook in my hand.
- It’s not as strange a picture as I would like to think.
- Anyway, Il Sung Na’s books are always light-hearted and warm. Bird, Balloon, Bear is no different.
- Bird wants to make friends with Bear but he/she/they is/are too shy and miss their chance.
- So Bear makes friends with the Balloon.
- It’s a picturebook; these things are perfectly acceptable.
- Anyway, Balloon is a rather delicate sort and sort of flakey. Things happen.
- A chance opens up again.
- This time Bird takes that chance.
- Happiness and friendship forever.
- Also, the prettiest art to accompany this delightful story.
- See examples below.
- I enjoyed this picturebook and my niece is (4 year old) is in love with it.
- Try it out for bedtime?
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