My Red Balloon

The boy has been waiting for this day for many months It s the day his daddy comes home from overseas He jumps out of bed and gets ready for the big event But before going downstairs for breakfast, he takes along something very important his red balloon There will be many families and loved ones at the pier The red balloon will help his father find him among the crowThe boy has been waiting for this day for many months It s the day his daddy comes home from overseas He jumps out of bed and gets ready for the big event But before going downstairs for breakfast, he takes along something very important his red balloon There will be many families and loved ones at the pier The red balloon will help his father find him among the crowd But as the ship approaches, the boy loses his grip on the red balloon Will his daddy find him in the crowd
My Red Balloon The boy has been waiting for this day for many months It s the day his daddy comes home from overseas He jumps out of bed and gets ready for the big event But before going downstairs for breakfast he

  • Title: My Red Balloon
  • Author: Eve Bunting Kay Life
  • ISBN: 9781590782637
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “My Red Balloon”

    1. I loved this book. I was introduced to it be a classmate and couldn't get enough of it. A contemporary realistic book abouta boy and his balloon. It resonates with me because as I was reading I could just feel the tension and anxiety that the little boy was feeling as he tried to get his balloon before his dad got home. This book takes an interesting take on stress and dealing with it. This book is great for any reader or to be read to anyone. I wish everyone would read this.

    2. Genre: Contemporary RealisticGrade:2-3Love the book it has a strong message about how children of Navy parents feel. It is unbelievably heart wrenching. I literally had tears down my face at the end I know children in school can relate to this and they are also worried about if they mom or dad will forget them like the main character its heartbreaking and extremely moving.

    3. Genre: Contemporary Realistic FictionGrades: Pre K-2I decided to read this book because it sounded like a good book from one of the activities we did in Children's Lit class. How the boy thought that his father would not know who he was without the balloon was so cute. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading this book because I knew that in the end, the father would embrace his son, and the boy would be with his father again even though he lost the balloon.

    4. Genre: Realistic FictionGrade Level: 1-3This book could be extremely helpful for children who have a family member in the war or away for some reason. It is reassuring that the family member will not forget them, as this may be a fear of these children. The illustrations are nice and it is a well written story. I loved the message and it was very tender and heart warming.

    5. The waiting is over, and one little boy is headed to the pier to meet his sailor Daddy, who is finally coming home. Tied around his wrist is a red balloon that is shaped like a heart, with the words 'Welcome Home' printed on it. This is how the boy's Daddy will find him easily in the bustling crowd at the pier. He won't look at the band, or the woman giving out flowers, or the tall, tall man who is waiting for his daughter. He will look straight at the red balloon that is shaped like a heart and [...]

    6. I liked the story of this book. My husband is in the Navy and I can relate to the little boy's anxious excitement as he awaits the arrival of his sailor father from overseas. The problem I had was not with the text, but with the illustrations. I could not get over the fact that in the pictures (including one very prominently displayed on the back cover) the rate and the uniform do not match. As my husband pointed out, the rate shown on his upper left arm is that of a master chief. This would be [...]

    7. "Final Project" - Author Study: Eve BuntingThis was easily a five star choice for me. Such a heart warming story that deals primarily with separation and being reunited with a loved one. Unfortunately, many children today are separated from loved ones regularly as they are off protecting us and fighting for our country. These kids often wonder if or when they will ever see their loved one again. Fortunately, in this case, the boy is reunited with his father and even gets to show him the balloon [...]

    8. This story is good for a read aloud. It is about a little boy and his mom who is waiting for his dad to get home from overseas. I think students would really be able to connect with in some way. Many of our students may know someone who is overseas or maybe they are just separated from a loved one for some reason.

    9. This Young Readers book shares the story of a military child’s excitement and anxiousness as he prepares for his Navy father’s homecoming. Though things do not happen exactly as the boy plans, the joy of seeing his father again is untarnished.

    10. This is a good story to read to children whose parent is deployed. It's a heartwarming homecoming story and it accurately depicts the excitement and anxiety that surrounds a loved one's return. The illustrations are very lifelike and expressive.

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