i have a balloon

This is definitely not a book about sharing. ;)

Scott Magoon illustrates Ariel Bernstein's dialogue-driven story about how we tend to act with our favorite possessions, and how quickly our perspectives can shift about them.

So much of the story and its gestalt are conveyed through the pictures and the dramatic changes in scene from spread to spread.  Readers will linger over the pages to ponder Owl and Monkey's fluctuating states of emotion and intention, along with the mix of subtle sideway glances, sly humor and hilarious antics.  A home run read-aloud.

I Have a Balloon was written by Ariel Bernstein, illustrated by Scott Magoon and published by Paula Wiseman Books.  Out on September 26!